Septic tanks, while not always exciting, are an essential part of your home. They require attention to continue to work correctly when properly maintained, can save you money. The most expensive way to deal with a septic problem is to avoid it and eventually have to replace your septic tank. The cost of replacing a septic tank can be anywhere from 2000 to 11000, so we suggest proper maintenance as the first option. It doesn’t have to be something that is incredibly time sensitive, but if you focus on these two areas, you can significantly decrease the need for a septic tank replacement.

Inspect your Septic Tank Yearly

The best way to know the status of your septic tank is to get it inspected. The consensus is to get your septic tank checked yearly. Over the course of a year, the average home will produce roughly 85,000 gallons of water waste. With that amount of waste happening, it is recommended to get your septic tank checked yearly to ensure sometimes even the safety of your family. Septic tanks that are failing are known to cause health risks and degrade the environment. The best way to ensure proper septic tank health is to get your septic tank inspected yearly.

Conserve Water When You Can

Water conservation isn’t a new idea, but it can be a valuable thought for you when it comes to your septic tank. As stated earlier, with roughly 85,000 gallons of water waste coming from your home yearly, the average septic tank needs to be pumped every 2-3 years. Just by conserving water you can make that last a little longer. There are also the benefits of helping our environment when you save water.

Here are a couple of easy suggestions we recommend for water conservation: choosing the proper lead settings for your washing, purchasing a high-efficiency toilet, and utilizing high-efficiency shower heads. These little adjustments make a big difference in the maintenance of your septic tank.

It’s not as hard as you think to maintain your septic tank. You can take these easy steps toward properly maintenance that will keep your septic working properly for years to come. IF you’re just getting started with septic maintenance in Dayton, Ohio and need to have your septic tank inspected, give us a call at Grover Brown. We’ve serviced the septic tanks in Ohio for over 70 years; we’re here to help!