Did You Know?

…that a properly designed and installed septic system can be the safest, most economical way to treat your waste water as long as it is properly maintained? If you are like most homeowners, you probably never give much thought to what happens to what goes down your drain. But if you own a car and understand how important it is to do preventative maintenance (like changing your oil), then you can understand how maintaining your spetic system can save you money and headaches “down the road.” This website can help you be sure that your septic system is used and maintained properly.

  • How a septic system works.
  • Why and how to maintain your septic system.
  • Download septic tank maintenance record.

Do:

  • Have your system inspected annually
  • Keep a record of repairs
  • Check with your local health department before using additives
    (Commercial septic tank additives don’t eliminate the need for
    periodic pumping)
  • Obtain necessary permits

Don’t:

Never treat your septic system like a trash can. If you throw the

following items down the drain or into the toilet, you might as well
toss your money in after them.

  • Grease
  • Motor oil
  • Medicine
  • Paint
  • Dental Floss
  • Cigarette Butts
  • Paper Towels
  • Feminine Hygiene Products
  • Pesticides
  • Condoms
  • Lawn Care Products

Septic tanks should be cleaned often to allow proper drainage and to prevent the destruction of your septic field, which could result in thousands of dollars in repair costs. Oftentimes, failing septic systems are impossible to repair and must be replaced – and even when the system can be repaired, the expense is much greater than that of a simple cleaning. A failing septic system can even cause your property value to go down. Don’t take that risk – keep your pipes in good working order with Dial Septic Tank Service, Inc.