Top Tips for Septic System Maintenance

Follow these septic system care do's and don'ts to benefit the life of your system, your health, your finances and the environment.

| 01/24/2013

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If a septic system is not suitably located, properly designed, carefully installed, and adequately maintained, it can fail. It can also fail if solids clog it.  Failing systems can threaten your family and neighbors' health, reduce the value of your property, and cost a lot of money to repair. They can also contaminate groundwater, lakes, or streams with bacteria, nitrates, viruses, chemicals and chlorides. These routine actions and common issues to keep an eye out for listed below will help you keep your septic system flowing smoothly and safely.

Septic System Care

Record Keeping Keep copies of all system drawings/plans of the site, installed equipment, and service records with all other home appliance documents. Record all applicable information.

Laundry/Water Usage Spread wash loads throughout the week. Instead of liquid fabric softener, dryer sheets should be used. Use low-suds, biodegradable and low phosphate detergents, such as Mighty Mike® from Scienco/FAST (

Leaky Fixtures Large quantities of water are added to your wastewater system when you have leaking fixtures. Timely detection and repair can help to maximize the life of your system, especially the drain field.

Water Softeners The FAST® process may tolerate discharge from properly operating softeners that backwash as needed based on water usage (DIR) vs. timer operated systems, if allowed by your local regulatory authority. However, these discharges can possibly damage other parts of the septic system.
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3/28/2018 12:09:03 PM

ALL medications, both over the counter and prescription should be turned in to the local unused medication drive that most places have periodically. Local law enforcement frequently sponsor these drives to keep opioids and such off the streets and to help the environment by keeping the drugs out of the environment..

10/17/2017 2:06:39 PM

I didn't see anywhere that mentioned a good septic vent filter to knock down the septic smells that may blow in from the vent pipe. You can put a vent filter on them that works instantly.

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