Managing Your Home Septic System

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When you have a septic tank system instead of municipal plumbing, you have more control over how you handle your sewage and the changes that you can make to the system. By caring for your septic system, it makes your property more long-lasting and helps you address the sewage in your home. If you follow these tips below, you can always make the most of your septic system. 

Learn how to maintain and repair the septic tank drain field

If you want to get the best possible septic system performance, you need to become familiar with the way that the septic tank drain field is working. Problems with a drain field often create the biggest septic system emergencies. 

When you feel as though your septic system is not properly draining, you should bring in a contractor to measure the flow rate of the system. A contractor can run a percolation test and ensure that the pipes are working and that the system is still intact. They may have to work on the pressure or replace entire parts of the drain field entirely. Your septic professional can also add enzymes and mixtures to the septic system to be sure that it is maintaining the proper flow. 

It is best to care for the drain field up front so that you do not end up replacing it during an emergency. An emergency replacement can cost you between about $2,000 and $10,000 depending on where you live and the cost of the equipment.

Manage the safety of the septic tank system

You also need to make sure that you are handling the septic system with care in order to safely use your septic tank. Never dump things down your drain that don't belong, and separate greases and animal fats so that they don't end up taking up valuable space in your septic system and clogging it. 

Never get out of your depth when it comes to providing maintenance to your septic system. For instance, many people make the mistake of leaning over the opening of the system or bringing flammable substances near it, simply because they aren't experienced enough to be handling the work. For this reason, only bring in certified and licensed septic system technicians when you need any sort of repair. 

If you handle the tips presented, you will be able to get the most out of your home septic system. Reach out to a septic tank drain field repair technician to learn more.

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