New Years Tips For A Healthy Septic Tank

A healthy septic tank contributes to a happy home! As you contemplate your aspirations for the upcoming year, we encourage you to consider adding septic maintenance to your checklist.
  1. Recognize Warning Signs: When waste accumulates in your home, your septic tank becomes susceptible to clogs. Identifying problems early allows you to address issues before the entire system undergoes further damage. Keep an eye out for warning signs such as unpleasant odors, slow drains, gurgling pipes, and water puddles. 

  2. Familiarize Yourself with the Structure: Knowing the ins and outs of your septic system can save you time and money in the long term. As a septic owner, you should be able to locate the tank, secondary treatment, and other components.

  3. Conserve Water: The more water your household consumes, the harder your septic tank has to work. Water conservation not only helps prevent flooding and expensive repairs but also extends the life of your system. Adopt practices like staggering laundry to one load a day, running the dishwasher only when it’s full, installing low-flow showerheads, and promptly fixing leaky faucets and toilets.

  4. Pump Your Tank: Give your new year a fresh start by having your septic tank cleaned. Over time, solid waste accumulates in the tank. It is advisable to schedule routine cleanings every two to three years, depending on your household size and tank capacity. If you hosted guests during the holiday season, your tank may have filled up more than usual.

  5. Create a Maintenance Plan: Organize your efforts by setting up a maintenance plan that includes regular cleanings and inspections. An annual inspection can help you monitor your system’s status, especially as it ages. Professionals can identify minor issues and make repairs before they escalate.

  6. Contact David Schaefer Septic Services: Need assistance in fulfilling your septic resolutions? Schaefer Septic Services has provided exceptional customer care for over 30 years  to Northern New Jersey with licensed technicians. Whether you require a cleaning or assistance in creating a maintenance plan, we’ve got you covered! Contact us at (973) 835-5634 to get started.