One of the most important things that you can do as a home and property owner is to take care of the environment. Taking care of your land will not only benefit your family, but it will also benefit future generations and the surrounding ecosystem. Caring for your septic tank is one of the things you can do to protect the environment. It will also help you save money on repairs.
There are simple changes that you can make to protect your septic tank and the environment.
You should avoid pouring harsh chemical cleaners in your septic tank. Harsh products like bleach or chemical disinfectants cause more damage to drains than they help keep your house clean. Chemical cleaners cleaners kill off the good bacteria that helps break down the solids in your septic tank. If the solids are not broken down properly, this can lead to foul odors, clogs and backups.
That is why you should only use natural cleaners. Tea tree oil, lemon, vinegar and baking soda are some of the natural things that you can use in order to clean your septic tank.
Reduce Your Household Water Usage
The less water you use, the less pressure you put on your septic system. This can help your septic system live a longer, healthier life, and will definitely save you money. There are many ways that you can cut your water usage. For example, you can take showers instead of baths and you should always turn the water off while brushing your teeth. Any time you find you are just letting the water run, make an effort to shut it off. Additionally, avoid running your washing machine or dishwasher unless these machines are full. If you have a septic system, don’t use your garbage disposal.
Schedule Routine Maintenance
Regular septic pumping is extremely important. It helps keep your septic tank in good shape. If your septic tank has any problems, then they can be detected while your septic tank is being pumped. Septic problems can easily turn into a health or environmental hazard. That is why professionals recommend that you have your septic tank pumped on schedule according to the three factors: the size of your household, how much water is used, and the size of your tank.
One more way to benefit your septic system and the environment is to try an all-natural product once a month in your septic system to extend its life. Maxx’s Products is a healthy septic system additive that puts the good bacteria back in your system. Call us to learn more and start a free trial! 800-397-2384.