Extending The Life Of Your Septic System

Replacing a septic system can be quite costly, but with proper care and maintenance your system can last anywhere from fifteen to forty years. Here are a few tips to extend the life of your septic system and save you money in the long run:

1. Regular Maintenance

Once a septic system is installed, it requires regular care and maintenance to keep it working to its best potential. Regular pumping, cleaning lateral lines, and removing debris are all part of keeping your septic system functioning at top efficiency. A poorly maintained septic system will quickly turn into a big, messy, and costly problem.

Learn about our septic maintenance program here

2. Conserve Water 

Overuse of water in your home can lead to an overloaded drain field or septic tank. This overuse can occur when running too many appliances at the same time or when you have a lot of visitors and your septic system doesn’t get any rest. For tips on how to better conserve water, check out our blog post on water efficiency

3. Know What Not To Flush 

Harsh chemicals, like bleach, can kill the healthy bacteria hard at work in your septic tank, so be sure to use septic-safe cleaners on your toilets and drains. When in doubt – don’t flush it – throw it in the trash or read the label to follow proper disposal procedures. 

Experiencing septic issues or have questions? Give us a call at 479-225-9800 or email us at info@bbbseptic.com

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