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Septic System Care

Your onsite wastewater treatment system is one of the most expensive features of your home and you will want to protect your investment. There are a few basic things that you can do to extend the life of your system. When a septic system fails, it is usually because the drainfield has become plugged and the effluent can not move through the soil. Following the suggestions below can keep your investment working for you.


bulletConserve water, install water-saving appliances and repair plumbing leaks.
bulletLimit the use of chemicals that can kill the "good bacteria" in your system.
bulletDivert downspouts away from your drainfield.
bulletHave your septic tank pumped and inspected regularly.
bulletInstall a filter to remove lint from your washing machine discharge.


bulletUse a garbage disposal.
bulletFlush non-biodegradable products like tampons, condoms, diapers, wipes etc.
bulletDump solvents, oils, paints or poisons down the drain.
bulletAllow vehicles to drive over your drainfield and compact the soil.



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