Preparing Your Septic System for Fall Part 1

Fall is officially here, and it’s the perfect time of the year to perform a little maintenance on your septic system.

Believe it or not, summer has finally come to an end, which means that we will be experiencing colder weather before we know it. The cold weather is not only unpleasant, it can also be hard on your septic system. The last thing that you want is for your septic system to run into trouble, and there are many things you can do to prepare it for the colder weather ahead. Here are a few fall maintenance tips from the makers of the Septic Genie for your septic system:

#1. Get your tank pumped.

As far as septic system maintenance goes, there’s nothing more important than getting your tank pumped. In fact, the leading cause of septic tank failure is actually failing to pump. Luckily, this maintenance task doesn’t need to be completed all that often; you only need to pump your tank every two to three years, depending on its size, how many people are using it, etc. Fall is a great time of the year to get your tank pumped.

#2. Clear away leaves and other debris.

Falling leaves and the other remnants of fall, such as twigs, branches, etc., should be cleared away from your septic system. Try to keep the areas around the leach field and septic cover clear. This is a good idea so that your septic system can easily be accessed in case of an emergency.

These are just a couple of the many things you should do to prepare your septic system for the winter. Stay tuned for our next blog to learn more.