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What Should I Do With My Septic Tank?

Have you ever wondered what is good or bad for your septic system? Well, here is a list of Do's and Dont's for your septic system.


Do Not

​Use substitutes rather than chemicals.

Drain or flush any chemcals.

​Conserve water so that the system doesn't have to work as hard.

​Flush anything that will not easily decompose ie. tampons, cigarettes, diapers, towels, plastics, and wipes.

Limit or eliminate use of your garbage disposal.

Use additives. It will destroy the ecosystem in the tank.

​Dispose of food through the garbage.

Dump RV waste into the septic tank.

​Have the tank inspected every 3 years.

Allow vehicle traffic over the drain field.

​Use the restroom.

Repair or alter the tank without the proper permits.

​Learn the location of your septic system and you drain field.

Ignore an alarm.

​Have your septic system pumped out by a professional.

Allow surface water or artificial drainage from entering the septic tank or drain field.

Redirect water away from your septic system and drain field.

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