As septic tanks are built to handle a lot of stress, there's a few precautions that should be followed beforehand. With this being said, we've provided a few helpful hints to not only keep your septic tank in the clear, but keep it out of harm's way as it performs its task of disposing waste.

What Your Tank Can't Handle

Your septic tank is tough, but it can give you hints if it happens to need a little maintenance. Here's a few subtle cues your septic system may be giving off to let you know it's having some trouble:

  • Excess Water - Having excess water in your septic tank means that excess solid wastes dont have a chance to dissolve. What happens is the water level (inside the tank) raises to a point whereas the waste escapes the tank and into the distribution tubes. This results in the tubes being blocked. They are only built for water; they are not built for wastes.

  • Products (Non-Biodegradable) - Since these products are not meant to be flushed, they will never dissolve on their own. Creating the same situation as the wastes above, the non-biodegradable products block the distribution tubes and need to be removed. Such products that are non-biodegradable are cigarette butts, tampons, paper towels and diapers.

  • Chemical Products - Products such as paint thinners and solvents are toxic, meaning that as they enter your septic tank it disturbs the surrounding soil near the tank. This results in a loss or permanent disruption of plant growth near your septic tank and making a small problem a large problem.

However, if you find yourself in a predicament whereas you'll need professional help to solve your septic tank problem... have no fear. A service such as Septic Check is here to take care of your septic tank problems - no matter how complicated they may be. It's also safe to say that having your septic tank checked regularly only benefits you... as it minimizes the chances of having serious septic complications in the future.