If your New Year’s resolution was to take better care of your septic system, you’re in good company here. Acme Environmental Services provides Oviedo septic tank pumping and a wide range of other septic solutions you need.
5…4…3…2…1… Happy New Year to you and your septic tank! We know you probably won’t be toasting your home septic system when the ball drops on New Year’s Eve, but that doesn’t mean that you can’t make some changes in the upcoming year that will keep your septic system healthy and working as it should. Oviedo septic tank pumping is the kickstart you’ve been waiting for.
Your Septic System: What You Need To Know
One out of every five homes in the United States is equipped with septic systems. If your property is located outside of the area that the local sewer systems service, then you would rely on a septic system to dispose of your wastewater.
The installation of a septic system is closely regulated by state and local environmental agencies, and it’s important that your system is maintained. A septic system that isn’t properly cared for can be hazardous to the health of your family and to the environment. It can also result in costly repairs.
Not only is Oviedo septic tank pumping critical to extending the life of your septic system, it’s easy to do! Scheduling your septic pump out with Acme Environmental Services only takes a few minutes of your time, and our technicians work quickly and efficiently to complete your service.
New Year’s Resolutions You Can Keep
While you should have your septic system inspected by a professional once every three years and pumped out every three to five years, there are a number of other things you can do to keep your system functioning.
Don’t Use Your Toilet As A Trash Can
There are only a few things that should go in your toilet – human waste and toilet paper. Everything else is off-limits. Many people are tempted to dispose of other items in their toilet, but you should never flush:
- Cat litter
- Cooking oils or grease
- Baby wipes, wet wipes, or paper towels
- Feminine hygiene products
- Dental floss
- Coffee grounds
- Household chemicals like paint, antifreeze, and cleaning products
Remember Your Shower And Sink
It’s easy to forget that your toilet isn’t the only source of wastewater in your home. Everything that goes into your sink and shower drains ends up in your septic tank as well, which means that you shouldn’t dispose of chemicals, cleaners, grease, fats, or other similar liquids in your sinks or showers. If you’re dealing with a clog, try and clear it with boiling water or a drain snake before resorting to chemical drain openers.
Schedule Oviedo Septic Tank Pumping
Last but not least, ensure that you have a regular maintenance schedule for your septic system. Oviedo septic tank pumping from Acme Environmental Services is the key to keeping your septic system at peak performance for the upcoming year. Contact us today to schedule your service appointment!