Septic system maintenance tips

When it comes to septic system maintenance, you may wonder if you really have to do it. In a word, YES.

Most people don’t give their septic system much thought at all unless they are experiencing a problem. But why wait for a problem when you can maintain your septic system so easily?

Septic systems of every kind — conventional systems, dry well systems, cesspools or mound — can fail at any given time, no matter the weather, season or geographical location. Much of septic system failures can be avoided!

Practical Tips

First, there are some things you can do to maintain your septic system daily to keep it running at its best:

  • First, don’t flush wipes, cotton balls, cigarette butts, coffee grounds, dental floss, grease, fats, etc. This can cause more harm than some would think. There are some things that are out of our control, however, like the amount of sodium that enters the system, mostly on accident. Sodium is found in shampoos, laundry detergents and water softeners, never mind the amount of sodium we consume in our everyday diets.
  • Second, get your septic system pumped on a regular schedule. It is recommended to have your system pumped about every three years to remove the solids. This of course depends on your household size and tank size.
  • Third, add Septic Drainer! Septic Drainer works in the soil, not the tank. According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, 90% of septic failures are due to soil failure. The soil fails because of hard pan, which occurs when the soil and sodium bind together. Hard pan is a distinct layer of soil that is largely impervious to water. Septic Drainer drives out the sodium and aerates the soil. Why replace your drain field soil when you can rejuvenate the existing soil and keep thousands of dollars in your pocket?

After your first application of four gallons of Septic Drainer, just add one gallon every six months for consistent septic system maintenance! It’s as easy as calling 518-812-0000 and placing your order today!

Remember, all systems rely on the ability of the drain field to absorb water!