Home maintenance costs add up quickly. Don’t leave septic cleaning until the last minute. With planning and prevention you can reduce septic system maintenance costs.
Tips for Saving Money on Septic Cleaning
Take a look at the following 3 tips.
1. Don't drain anything but waste.
It’s important that you only flush two things down your toilet – wastewater and toilet paper. Anything else can get trapped in your pipes, causing long-term damage and racking up repair costs. Paper towels, baby wipes, feminine products, and anything else besides toilet paper need to go in the trash can.
2. Keep plants separate from the drain field.
Save money by taking care of your drain field. Plants tend to thrive around drain fields due to the extra water. However, deep-growing roots can infiltrate your pipes and result in a failed system. If you’re setting a new septic system in place, avoid areas with trees – if you’re maintaining an old septic system, try not to let plants grow nearby. You’ll save yourself clogged pipes, money, and a headache.
3. Schedule routine maintenance before you have to.
Stay on top of potential problems by scheduling annual tune-ups by a licensed professional. Experienced technicians will examine your system and ensure everything is working properly. This prevents small problems from getting bigger, saving you money on repairs.
Other ways to save money on septic cleaning
If you aren’t afraid of a little extra effort, you can use some old-fashioned buckets to preserve shower and bath water. Since your toilet goes straight to the septic tank anyway, it doesn’t really need clean water. Use the recycled water from your shower to flush your toilet.
Sinks and washing machines
You can also recycle sink water for the same purposes. If you don’t want to use buckets, you can pay to install a water recycling system, which will redirect greywater from sinks and washing machines to places like your lawn.
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 have further questions or if you would like to schedule a system inspection by one of our professionals, call us today.