The New Year is creeping up on Dallas homeowners and it’s time to start thinking of resolutions. While weight loss and money may be your top resolution priorities, it may be a good idea to think outside of the box this year. Help your household save money by thinking about ways that you can stretch out the longevity of your septic system in 2019.
1. Get Your Tank Inspected
Granted that you already aren’t facing a septic system emergency, the first item to tick off on your resolutions list is to get your tank inspected. Your tank should be pumped every three to five years. So, getting a local inspector out can help you decide if it’s time for a pump or if there are any other maintenance issues that need to be taken care of.
2. Be Able to Locate Where Your Septic Tank Is
All homeowners know that their home usually comes with a septic tank that holds in all the waste produced in the home. However, truly knowing where the tank is can be an issue. While your inspector is doing their job, take a moment to have them show you where your tank is and where your system travels throughout your property.
3. Flush the Right Materials
Your septic system may be a sturdy beast, but what goes into it really counts towards its longevity. There are specific things that you should keep out of your system to avoid any major backups or complications. We suggest that you avoid:
- Pouring additives into your tank
- Flushing harsh materials made from cotton (i.e. diapers, feminine products)
- Flushing old medicine down your toilet
4. Learn About Your Septic System
There are many different types of septic systems, and each one has a unique personality. Ask your local septic expert about your system this year and take notes. Understanding how your system truly works will be one of the biggest steps towards maintaining your system properly for years to come.
5. Be Mindful of Your Water Use
Did you know that overusing your water is bad for your septic system? Having too many water outlets flowing at once will eventually lead to overworking your system and overall septic disaster.
We suggest using low flow toilets and fixtures to help keep your system safe while also fulfilling all your water needs in the household.
Keep Your 2019 Resolutions with Texas Johns
Everyone knows that New Year’s resolutions can be hard to keep, and sometimes a little help is necessary. While we can’t help you with your weight loss goals, Texas Johns can certainly help you save money by keeping your septic system healthy in 2019. Get in touch with us today to find out more about our septic cleaning services and how to schedule an inspection to start the year right.