With every new season, there are important things you should do to keep your home’s septic system healthy. So with summer now fading into memory, it’s to time to consider some of our key fall septic maintenance tips.

First and foremost, fall is a good time to have your system pumped and inspected. You should always pump your system every two years, and fall represents your last chance before the ground freezes for the remainder of the year. A failed septic system in the middle of winter is not a fun situation to deal with.

But that’s just the beginning. Most people think having the tank pumped and inspected is as far as you need to go, but unfortunately that’s not the case. In reality, 90% of septic system failures happen beyond the tank, in the drain field. So maintaining this component of your septic system is crucial, too.

A little more about that drain field: Beyond your septic tank is a drainage structure called a leach field, drain field, or dry well. It’s important to also pump and inspect these structures, while doing the same with your tank. This will go a long way toward preventing drain field failure and should be paired with our recommended ongoing maintenance program thereafter. This is one of our fall septic maintenance tips that you should not ignore.

If you do run into trouble, septic drain field repair without excavation is possible, using our innovative soil conditioner, Septic Drainer. To keep your septic system draining, add one gallon of Septic Drainer every six months. Our Bio-Septic Boost product is also very effective at maintaining the biological health of your system and should be used in conjunction with our Septic Drainer soil conditioner.

To learn more about Bio-Septic Boost, visit its dedicated product website.