Caring for your septic system.
No matter what kind of septic system you have, they all generally use living organisms to break down waste. For this reason, it is beneficial to your system to use the right products around the house. If you can avoid it, try not to flush anything that can kill bacteria such as bleaches, sanitizers or disinfectants. Using the incorrect products hinders the systems ability to break waste down and may cause the system to require more regular pump outs and cause issues with blockages.
One of the most common problems with septic systems is blockages. Please only flush human waste and toilet paper down the toilet and try to limit fats and oils going down your drain. Sanitary products, paper towel and even excessive fats can block your system.
If your septic is fitted with an alarm panel, please ensure that it is not in the “mute” position under normal circumstances, otherwise alarms can go unheard and lead to bigger issues.
The irrigation component of your septic system is the final step to the water treatment process. It is important that this is not blocked, nearly half of all callouts attended are for kinked pipes. So please ensure that your pipes are not kinked, and your sprinklers/drippers are not blocked. Checking your irrigation is all part of your quarterly service, but blockages can happen in between services, so it’s a good idea to stay on top of it.