As a professional, the best way to prevent a seriously expensive septic system repair is by having annual septic system checkups or maintenance done.
Your septic system needs to be pumped every 1 – 5 years, depending on the size of the tank and the number of people using your system. If you have the septic system pumped out annually, we will ask if you’d like an inspection.
However, here are some ways you can prevent serious damage and expensive repairs:
- Nothing but toilet paper should be flushed
- Use drain filters to catch hair and other things from going into the drain
- No oil in the drains
- No bones, coffee grounds, glass, eggshells, or large amounts of food down the garbage disposal
- No toxic chemicals down the drain