There are some things you can avoid to keep your septic tank in good health. Just like our vehicles, we want our Septic System to last forever because we spent a fortune on it. If you want your car to last longer you won’t constantly speed and jam on your breaks at every light you reach, that poor automobile wouldn’t last.
Avoid putting any fats, grease, fuel, diapers, egg shells, nut shells, coffee grounds, paints, chemicals, paper towels, tampons, condoms, or any other non-biodegradable product down the drain. The problem with these products is that they break down too slowly or not at all in your septic tank.
Avoid anything heavy on your drain field. When people park their cars or have livestock on top of these sensitive areas, it causes the soil to get compacted and damage septic pipes.
Avoid planting anything near your septic. Roots can damage your system.
Avoid building anything near or on it. Have your pool installed on the other side of the property.
Avoid any chemicals in your drains. Cleaning solutions like drain cleaners and paints kill the bacteria in your septic tank. These bacteria are needed to break your wastes down.
Avoid concrete, asphalt, and other materials to cover your septic system. These materials prevent oxygen from reaching the soil, and bacteria need oxygen to do their job in your tank.
Prevent any runoff water from reaching your Septic Tank. Any water from your roofs and driveways can bog down your drain field to the point it’s damaged.