If you want to learn about the construction process and the steps that are taken to complete a project, you should read my blog. My name is Darren White and I've always been fascinated by the way that a construction crew can erect a building so fast. I work in an industrial park and there's always new buildings being built and I see the progress every day. A few months ago, I was at a neighborhood picnic and I started talking to a neighbor that lived down the street. It just so happened that he was a contractor that worked on the buildings in the industrial park. I asked him how the construction crew could build a huge building so quickly and he explained the whole process to me. That's when I had the idea to write a blog to explain the building process to others who are also interested.
It is important that a septic tank be routinely pumped. This helps ensure that the tank does not become full and seep over into your yard. The frequency with which it will need to be pumped varies based on many factors including the size of the tank and number of people in your household. The items you place in the tank and your activities can also play a role in how often the tank needs to be pumped or emptied. If you are looking to reduce the frequency at which you need your septic tank pumped, here are three different things you can do.
Feed the Good Bacteria
Your septic tank becomes filled with good bacteria that eat away at the waste inside of your septic tank, helping to break waste down. While you can buy additives and extra bacteria for your tank, most of the bacteria you need for your tank is naturally found in human feces. So when you flush, you are adding this good bacteria. Adding 1/4 cup of yeast to your system every four months by flushing it down the toilet or pouring it down the drain can help to feed the good bacteria and help them thrive. And if the bacteria are thriving, they can eat more waste, reducing the frequency at which you need pumping done.
Use Septic-Safe Products
Another way that you can reduce the frequency of needing your septic tank pumped is to use septic-safe products. There are many different septic-safe products including toilet paper, dish soap, and cleaning products. Septic-safe products are designed so that the bacteria in your tank can break these products down. Using products that are not septic-safe can kill the bacteria in your tank. These products may not break down like septic-safe ones, causing you to need to pump your tank more frequently.
If It's Yellow, Let it Mellow
There is an old saying that says "if it's yellow, let it mellow. If it's brown, flush it down." This saying was originally designed for septic systems. If you have only peed in the toilet, you may not want to flush your toilet. When you do so, you send excess amounts of water into the septic tank. Waiting until people have peed a few times helps conserve water while also reducing the amount of water that goes into the tank. Letting the yellow mellow can reduce the amount of fluid in your tank, and thus, reduce the frequency at which your tank needs to be pumped.
Pumping a septic tank can be time consuming and costly. However, it is necessary at regular intervals to remove sludge and waste that cannot be broken down. However, while pumping is unavoidable, you can take action to reduce the frequency at which you will need to have your tank pumped. Feeding good bacteria, using septic-safe products, and not flushing every time you pee can all help to reduce the frequency at which your tank needs to be pumped by a company like Mathena Septic Tank Service.Share