When you have always lived in a home that has a plumbing system that drains into a municipal sewer system, you may not know what to do if you move into a home with a septic tank system. In many ways, having a septic tank system is much the same as plumbing that runs into a municipal sewer system. However, there are some notable differences, and you may need to adjust how you use your plumbing when you have a septic tank system.
Do Not Put Food Scraps Of Any Kind In Your Garbage Disposal
Even if your kitchen sink does have a garbage disposal in your new home, you should avoid using it for solid waste as much as possible. When you have a septic system, all of the waste water in your home drains to one central pipe that leads to your septic tank.
The septic tank is located on your property underground and holds and treats your wastewater using various chemicals. Because you have a tank where all of this water goes, you want to limit the amount of solid waste that goes into the tank. Solid waste takes up more space and stays in the tank until it is pumped by plumber who are septic tank professionals.
The less solid waste you put through the plumbing, the longer you'll be able to go between septic tank pumping appointments. Additionally, it will be far less likely that your septic system will clog or overflow if you do not add extra solid waste in the form of food scraps into the system.
Try To Limit The Number Of Chemicals You Use On Your Plumbing Fixtures
Many people tend not to think much about the cleaners they use for their plumbing fixtures and the pipes in their home other than whether or not everything looks, feels, and smells clean. However, many harsh chemicals can cause problems with your septic system.
If you experience clogged drains in your home, do not use harsh chemical drain cleaners. Try instead to clear your drains with a plumbing snake or with boiling water. If these solutions do not work for you, have a septic tank expert come out and take a look. The issue could be a deeper clog in the system.
Another factor to consider is the fact that your septic tank is a carefully balanced system. This system uses the power of naturally beneficial bacteria to clean your waste water. If you use antibacterial soaps or cleaners that are flushed down your drains regularly, you will be killing the good bacteria along with the bad. This can keep your septic system from operating properly and cause you serious problems in the future.
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11 January 2016
Hi everyone, my name is Bonita Ploursa. After living in my first home for several years, I decided the kitchen needed a drastic change. I spent the bulk of my time baking cakes, making candy and canning jam in my kitchen. However, cleanup was a nightmare due to the lack of a dishwasher. Furthermore, my sink area could only fit one small pot, which made it impossible to wash out my cookware. I hired a plumber to help route lines for a dishwasher and replace the sink. I also had my plumber install a nice garbage disposal in the sink. The process took very little time and no effort on my part. I would like to discuss this upgrade, and others like it, on my website. I will explore the various ways plumbers move pipes and install appliances throughout the kitchen.