Common Septic Tank Mistakes Part 1

Keep your septic tank in good shape by knowing which septic system mistakes to avoid!

Most people don’t give a second thought to their septic system until there is a problem, but that is the wrong way to go about it. Your septic system can be fairly easy to maintain and keep in good working order, but you have to know how to take care of it properly. With Septic Genie, septic system maintenance is easy, but it’s also important to know what septic system mistakes to avoid. Here are a few of the most common septic system mistakes we encounter:

Mistake #1. You’re flushing too many paper products.

Toilet paper is designed specifically for toilets, so many people think that this means that they can use as much as they want. However, when it comes to your septic system, there is such a thing as too much toilet paper. You’re best bet is to be prudent with the amount of toilet paper you use. Also, avoid flushing any other paper products, such as tampons, baby wipes, sanitary napkins and wet wipes, as they can cause nasty clogs.

Mistake #2. You do all of your laundry at once.

Even a small load of laundry requires a large amount of water, and if you are doing four or five loads all on the same day, it can be too much for your septic system to handle. Protect your septic system by spreading out your laundry throughout the week.

These are just a couple of the many common septic system mistakes that we run into at Septic Remedies. Learn more septic system mistakes to avoid when you stay tuned for our next blog.