Keep Your Septic Tank Happy for Many Years to Come

We know septic problems can sneak up on you. Have you noticed any signs that might indicate your septic tank needs attention? What’s your biggest concern about the lifespan of your septic system?

For folks with private sewage systems, a septic tank is the silent hero keeping things running smoothly. The good news? With a little TLC, you can keep your septic tank happy and healthy for a long time.

Regular Maintenance is Key!

The frequency of septic tank pumping depends on a variety of factors including tank size, household occupancy, and wastewater volume. A general guideline is to have your tank pumped every 3-5 years. However, if you have a large household, use a garbage disposal, or if your system is showing signs of strain, consult an experienced septic tank pumping company like LaChance Brothers Excavating.

Inspections are Like a Check-up!

Don’t wait for a problem to arise! You should consider regular inspections alongside pumping to identify potential issues early on. A professional can check for leaks, sludge buildup and proper drain field functionality.

Be Water Wise!

You should conserve every drop of water. Excessive water usage can overload your system and cause unnecessary strain. You should consider installing water-saving fixtures like low-flow showerheads and faucets to help you conserve as much as possible.

What Goes Down Your Drain Matters!

You must have a healthy balance of bacteria in your septic system to help break down waste. If you pour harmful chemicals, grease, coffee grounds or non-biodegradable items down your drains, this will clog your tank and kill all of the healthy bacteria. 

Yard Work Wisdom!

Your drain field is where the magic happens – treated wastewater gets releases into the soil. Keep this area happy by avoiding planting trees or shrubs with aggressive roots that could cause damage to your pipes. It’s also important to prevent water from pooling in your backyard which can affect your system’s effectiveness to operate smoothly.

Emergency septic service in Northville, MI and surrounding areas

If you suspect trouble with your septic system, don’t wait to call us! Waiting too long could be disastrous for your septic system and your home. Sewage emergencies are messy, unhealthy for your family, and pricey. It’s not worth the risk.

Contact professional septic tank pumping specialists in your area as soon as you notice any issues flushing or draining sinks in your home or business. Your best bet for a clean septic system is routine maintenance every years. Mark it on your calendar and never miss scheduled maintenance!

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