Tips To Take Care Of Your Septic Tank
Dispose of waste properly
Everything you pour down your sink, shower, bath or grind in the waste disposal all ends up in your septic tank. Everything that goes down your drain will affect how well you system will work. For example do not flush anything down the toilet other than human waste.
Never flush the following items:
- Paper Towels
- Any household chemicals such as oil, paint, paint thinners and so on.
- Female hygiene products
- Flushable wipes
- Coffee grinds
- Cigarette butts
Tell-tale signs your septic tank needs emptied
If your toilet or washing machine has become sluggish and you are having issues flushing your toilet you should get your septic tank inspected. One very obvious sign that your septic tank is blocked is when it overflows on to the surrounding surface. This will not go unnoticed as there will without a doubt be a harsh smell. If this is the case we would advise that you call the experts in immediately, issues such as this could end up being costly. The main aim is to empty your tank before any issues occur.
How can I check the levels of sludge in my tank?
You can check for the level of sludge in your tank by using the stick test, this is done by lowering PVC pipes with marked measurements to estimate the levels of sludge in your tank. We came across a useful article on how to measure your sludge levels here.
How much does it cost to get my Septic tank emptied?
As previously mentioned it would be advised to clean out your tank every 1-3 years. The costs of getting your septic tank cleaned will depend on it size. If you feel that your tank needs cleaning DS Environmental Services offer a full range of septic tank services. If you are worried about costs we offer a free septic tank inspection, click here for further details.
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