Septic System Resolutions for the New Year

While septic systems only have to be pumped out every 3-5 years, maintaining your septic system properly requires a change in the way you approach things like water use, waste and household products. Here are a few things you should consider making changes with in the new year as septic system resolutions:

Signs it’s Time to Schedule Grease Trap Cleaning

It is recommended that you schedule a grease trap cleaning at least every 90s days depending on water usage, hours of operation and size of grease traps, which all play a role in the frequency of service. The EPA requires that your trap remain functional and clean. If you’ve been putting off your cleaning, here are a few signs it’s time to schedule your grease trap cleaning:

Soil Type Matters to your Drainfield

When it comes to septic system installation in Southwest Florida, it’s important to get soil testing completed to ensure that your soil can properly filter the effluent that will be filtered through it via your drainfield. Soil testing in Florida is done prior to permitting to ensure that your soil is properly suited for optimal drainage. The soil that surrounds your drainfield supplies the final purification and disposal of the septic tank effluent.

Symptoms of Tree Roots in Your Drainfield

When tree roots start going into your drainfield it can cause serious issues with backups, poor drainage and even require repairs. While there are a number of things you can do to prevent tree and plant roots from infiltrating your drainfield – you also need to know what signs to look for. Here are a few symptoms that are indicators that tree roots have grown into your drainfield:

Tips for Keeping Tree Roots Away from your Drainfield

Your septic system installation was a costly investment. With most new systems costing between $5,000 and $10,000, protecting that investment is crucial. Poor septic system maintenance, overloading your system, and parking cars on your drainfield are just a few things that can cause drainfield failure. But an issue that you may not consider frequently is tree roots. As the trees on your property age and grow, their root systems become extremely complex and can even interfere with your drainfield if the tree is planted to close to your drainfield.