The holidays are here, and your septic tank could use a little extra TLC. Don’t waste your family time worried about a septic system that’s backed up and created a nasty problem. Try out these holiday tips that will keep your packed house focused on the good times and not a busted septic tank.
Save Room in Your Septic Tank Don’t Shower All At Once
If you have a big family and your home is the hub for Thanksgiving and Christmas celebrations, your septic system can easily become overloaded. What most people don’t know is that your tank collects water from several household appliances like the shower and dishwasher.
When your house becomes a home for out-of-towners, stagger when you all decide to take showers or bathe. By mixing up when showers are taken and asking guests to be mindful of shower length, you’ll be putting a lot less pressure on your system this Thanksgiving.
Watch What Goes Down The Toilet
Remember, folks, your toilet is meant for bodily waste and toilet paper! That’s all. Refrain from using your toilet as a trash can during the holidays. Even seemingly harmless items like flushable wipes and Q-Tips can become a harmful contribution to your septic system.
Check out our view on what not to flush down a toilet!
Prepare Your Food Ahead of Time
The holidays are all about big meals. One thing that seems to go unnoticed is the amount of time it takes to prep the food for your family to enjoy. While the initial prep doesn’t take a toll on your septic system, the dishwashing after the prep does.
If you take a couple of days ahead of schedule to get the major prep work done, you can easily wash dishes, and avoid using too much water on the day of the holiday.
While on the subject of using water to wash dishes, why not avoid the dishes altogether. If you are comfortable with using disposable alternatives to dishes and cutlery, then, by all means, save your tank space and take this alternative route.
Schedule a Septic Tank Pumping With Texas Johns
Stay a step ahead of the holidays this season with the help of Texas Johns. It’s important to plan, and that’s why we offer septic tank inspections throughout the year to our clients.
One of our team experts can come out to your property and examine the state of your tank before the seasonal rush arrives. Especially if you know it’s been a while, it’s a good idea to get your septic tank pumped because it could nearly be full.
Contact us today to schedule your appointment with our septic tank professionals.