Summertime Septic System Maintenance

With warmer weather upon us and summer creeping in, we all want to focus on summer fun and relaxing in the shade. If your septic system fails during the summer months, it will turn your ultimate summer into a nightmare. Don’t worry, even if it isn’t time to have your tank pumped there are ways to maintain your system and prevent a septic disaster.

Not only is a broken down septic system frustrating and inconvenient, but it can also unexpectedly cost you quite a bit of money. For everything from septic advice to septic pumping and cleaning to septic system repair, Express Septic is happy to help.

Watch What You Flush Down the Toilet

One of the quickest ways to ruin your septic system is by flushing things down the toilet that should never go down that drain. From clogs to contaminants, when you have a septic system, you have to be extra careful and advise family and visitors to do the same. You should also be aware that everything that claims to be flushable isn’t necessarily septic safe. Flushable moist wipes, flushable litter, feminine items, and paper towels should never enter your toilet under any circumstances.

Use Caution When Mowing

Before you start mowing your lawn, make sure to locate all the elements of your septic system. While they are underground, your septic lines are not buried very deep and could be damaged by the pressure of a heavy riding lawnmower or blades on the wrong setting. Instead of hoping you get lucky, locate and mark the areas where you need to exercise caution. If you use a lawn service rather than doing it yourself, make sure they are also aware of your septic system.

Don’t Ignore That Smell

If your septic system is functioning properly you shouldn’t smell anything coming from the tank, even on the hottest day of summer. When you are outside, if you do catch a whiff of something, call Express Septic right away. While it may not be a catastrophe, it could turn into one if you do not have it looked at.

Whatever your septic system needs, Express Septic is the leading provider of septic services in the areas of Greenville, Anderson, and Spartanburg. We are available 24/7 for emergency service and offer free estimates on repairs and installations. Call us today to schedule your next appointment.


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