The cost to replace a septic tank can be extremely expensive, and for many homeowners, it’s simply not an affordable undertaking. That’s why it’s so important to stay on top of septic system maintenance. It saves money and keeps your home running exactly the way it should.

Septic System Maintenance

If your home is on a septic system, rather than sewer, then you should keep the following points in mind.

  • Septic Tank Pumping – Septic systems need to be kept on a regular pumping schedule in order to avoid the build up of solid waste. If you neglect this task, you can be sure you are going to eventually have a big (and costly) mess on your hands.
  • Hydrojetting – You may have heard this referred to as hot water jetting or high pressure water jetting. It’s exactly what it sounds like, and we recommend having this service performed once every few years, depending on the size of the system, frequency of use, and so on.
  • Organic Additives – Soaps and detergents can wreak havoc on your system, which is why it’s important to use live bacteria additives that are sold for this purpose. They help breakdown synthetic substances, giving your equipment a longer life and controlling overall costs of maintaining your septic system.
  • Filters – Your septic tank filter should be changed as a matter of routine maintenance. Usually, this happens when you call for septic system pumping service. If you are using an older system that was designed without a filter, ask about having one installed.

We recommend keeping detailed septic system maintenance records and keeping a close eye on what you put down your drains. If you do run into problems with your septic tank, however, we are the team to call. We understand how stressful it can be to have problems with your septic system, which is why we offer quick service to homes and businesses throughout Chicagoland. Contact us now to schedule an appointment.