Maintenance Tips

Do:

  •  1-2 loads of laundry each day instead of 10 loads on a Saturday.
  • Divert runoff water from roofs, driveways & patios away from drainline. 
  • Install a lint filter.   
    • Lint from clothing is a leading cause of septic failure.
  • Avoid    
    • harsh toilet bowel cleaners,
    • bleach,
    • powder detergents.
  • Clean your screen yearly.
  • Have your septic tank pumped every 1-4 years.


Do Not:

  • Plant trees or shrubs close to the septic system as roots can get in the system and plug the lines.
  • Drive over your drainfield.
  • Dig in the drainfield.
  • Use a garbage disposal.
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  • Flush sanitary napkins, disposable diapers & other non-biodegradable products into your system.
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  • Dump solvents, oils, paints, etc.. into your system.

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