Common Septic Tank Mistakes Part 2

Knowing which mistakes to avoid is a big part of taking great care of your septic system.

The last thing that anyone wants is to have problems with their septic systems, and luckily, if you take great care of your septic system, you don’t have to worry. However, many people unknowingly make septic tank care mistakes that end up damaging their systems. If you haven’t already, read our previous post to learn about the septic system mistakes we’ve already gone over. Here are a couple more:

Mistake #3. You don’t pump regularly.

The best thing that you can do to maintain your septic system is to get it pumped on a regular basis. How you use your system, as well as your system itself, factor into how often you should have it pumped, but most septic systems need to be pumped every two or three years.

Mistake #4. You use your garbage disposal.

The contents of your septic system are broken down by bacteria, and when you add your leftovers, it adds more solids for the bacteria to break down. Plus, grease and oil can disrupt the environment the bacteria need to survive. Putting the wrong food scraps in your garbage disposal could seriously shorten the life of your septic system.

Although we’ve touched on several septic system mistakes that people commonly make, there are still a few mistakes that you need to be aware of. In our next blog, we’ll be finishing up this series with the last two septic system mistakes that you need to avoid.