When it comes to septic system maintenance, you know you need to get your tank pumped regularly and you know that your system should be inspected and maintained with Septic Drainer’s Maintenance Kit on a regular basis. But instead of looking at your system in terms of maintaining it in reverse, you might want to start at the top of the system…in this case, the kitchen! It turns out, your kitchen and septic system are directly linked.
- Use a Strainer.
If your kitchen sink doesn’t have a strainer, get one. Using a kitchen sink strainer will easily trap that solid food and other matter that can clog up your septic system and drain field over time.
- Ignore your garbage disposal.
Although having a garbage disposal seems awesome, if you own a septic system with a drain field you should probably stop using it altogether. Even though your food is ground up, it is still too big for your septic system. This will cause septic problems over time. Play it smart and scrape your plates into the trash. Plus, it will keep your drains from getting a funky odor, too.
- NO grease in the drain.
Grease is one of your septic system’s worst enemies. When grease gets down into your septic system and drain field, it can harden and cause severe clogs. If you can do one of these things, this may be the biggest one.
Be sure to regularly use Septic Drainer, and check out another of our great products, Bio-Septic Boost!