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With the winter months rolling around and the holiday season just around the corner, it's almost inevitable that you will have visitors to your home. Having said that, there are plenty of problems associated with having too many guests in your home. One of the biggest issues surrounding having too many guests in your home is that your toilet and kitchen fixtures might become a bit overused! Holiday overcrowding and guests visits can do a number on your septic tank. Septic overuse means that there is potential for your septic tank to back up during this time period. Throughout the course of this brief article, you will learn about four tips to avoid a septic tank back up during the busy holiday season.
Empty Before The Season Begins
The single best method to avoid septic tank back up is to take preventative measures to ensure that such a phenomenon does not occur. The best thing you can do is to take the time, call a professional, and have them service your septic tank. Servicing your septic tank involves two major things. The first and most prominent item is that the professional will empty your tank for you. Emptying your tank will ensure that the chance of it backing up due to overflow or soak away issues will be non-extant. A professional will also make sure that you do not have to worry about any damage to your septic tank prior to the holiday season beginning. This can save you time, energy, and most importantly, money.
Leach & Drain Field Investigation
Your leach and drain fields are essentially the same thing. It is where excess water goes when your septic tank cleans and recycles what is currently present in it. Before having a preponderance of guests at your place, make sure that you have your leach or drain fields inspected. This can be performed at the same time that you have your septic tank drained and inspected. You can also do a quick survey of the leach field yourself before your guests arrive. If there is an excess of water in the field, or if you notice any foul odors emitted from the field, call in a professional as soon as you can in order to make sure that your septic system is properly working by the time your holiday guests arrive.
Perhaps the easiest thing you can check yourself prior to the arrival of your holiday guests is to check your drains and make sure that they are properly draining and working properly. This can be easily accomplished and will only take a few moments of your time. Flush your toilet and run the water for five minutes straight in all of your sinks. If you notice any clogging of the drains – especially if all of the drains seem to be clogged – and overflow in the toilet, then there is probably an issue that needs to be resolved with your septic tank. This will become especially apparent if you notice if there are any issues with your toilet backing up.
Reduce Garbage Disposal Usage
Did you know that the refuse from your garbage disposal will be drained into your septic tank if you are the owner of a septic system? Using your garbage disposal heavily can have negative effects on your septic system. Before your guests arrive, make it known to them to not use the garbage disposal during this time. This can cut down on the amount of waste that is present in your tank. Have your guests scrape large amounts of leftovers into the garbage instead of the garbage disposal
Your septic tank can suffer from numerous ailments during the holiday season due to overuse. For more information, contact a business such as Rob's Septic Tanks Inc.