Dos and Don’ts for Your Septic System

If you’re one of the many homeowners in the Sacramento area with a septic tank, then you know how important proper system maintenance is to preventing damage. If you notice any signs of problems in your system, call a plumber for septic service as soon as possible, before a small issue turns into a major disaster. Keeps these dos and don’ts in mind as well to keep your system in top condition.

Do Know Where Your Septic Tank Is Located

The first step in proper septic system maintenance is actually knowing where your tank is located. Many homeowners find this out the hard way, when something goes wrong with their system. Keep a map of your septic system on hand that you can reference as needed when you have a problem with your tank or when your plumber needs to perform services on your system.

Don’t Create Obstructions for Your System

It’s essential for water to flow freely through your septic system, without any obstructions or pressure on the lines. Avoid planting any kind of trees or shrubbery near the system, as the roots can grow into the lines and cause damage. Likewise, avoid building anything on top of the drain field. Doing so can put pressure on the system and prevent the free flow of water.

Do Think Before You Flush

Inorganic material has no place in your septic system. Never flush paper towels, diapers, or anything other than organic waste and toilet paper designed to break down in the system. If you have a garbage disposal, be vigilant about keeping grease, oils, coffee grounds, and other material that is prone to causing drain clogs out of the system.

If you do experience a problem with your septic system, Ace Plumbing can use video inspection to locate the issue without digging up your yard. When you need septic service in Sacramento, call us at (916) 455-4548 to make an appointment with a plumber for repairs.

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