The Don’ts Of Septic System Maintenance
There are several things you need to avoid doing if you want to keep your septic system up and running in good condition:
- Do not put the following into your system: fats or grease, motor oils or fuels, disposable diapers, coffee grounds, egg shells, nut shells, filter tip cigarettes, sanitary napkins, tampons, paper towels, paints, chemicals.
- Vehicles, heavy equipment or livestock can pressure and compact the soil causing damage to the system pipes.
- Grass is the best cover for your septic system. Concrete, asphalt and plastic prevent oxygen from getting into the soil. Oxygen is needed by bacteria to break down the sewage.
- Don’t poison your septic tank by draining the following into it: cleaners, paints, solvents, waxes, polishes, coating, and strippers.