Once the holidays hit, you’re going to have to worry about a multitude of things such as traveling, family, and gifts. The last thing that’s going to be on your mind is your septic system. However, this is a fatal mistake. Failing to take into account the overall health of your septic system can cause damages to it. This, in turn, will lead to you spending your holidays dealing with a putrid smell and broken pipes. Here are some tips for maintaining your septic system through the holidays.
As the weather gets colder, the strain on your pipes will also increase. If your septic system isn’t being used due to traveling, then there’s a chance the water inside of it will freeze over. This can cause cracks and blockage to form within the tank, leaving you a mess to clean up. If you’re planning on going out of town for an extended period of time, then keep in mind that your shower, toilet, and sink need to be used consistently.
Septic tanks are at risk if they aren’t being used enough. They’re also at risk if they are used too much. Abnormal usage due to people staying over at your house can overwork the system causing flooding to happen. Being cognizant of this while guests are staying over can save you many repair costs. While the amount of usage a septic system can handle will vary depending on the quality of the tank and pipes, you shouldn’t put it at risk with constant usage.
What do You do if Your Septic Tank Backs Up
If your septic tank does back up or experience damage then call a professional immediately. Ignoring the problem will only worsen the situation. Waiting until the weather warms up to do anything can cause repair prices to soar higher as the damages get more severe. Don’t spend your holidays worrying about a broken septic system. Remedy the problem as soon as you can!
Maintaining your septic system is important. Having your septic system receive a routine inspection along with pumping can help ensure that your holiday season is problem-free. The best way to deal with a problem is by taking measures to prevent it from ever occurring.
How Can Norway Septic Help?
Norway Septic Inc. is a service-oriented company dedicated to providing excellent septic tank cleaning and septic tank pumping services to homeowners and business owners in the Michiana area. We take pride in doing the job that others leave behind. If you need a new effluent filter or if you would like to schedule a septic tank cleaning by one of our professionals, call us today.