In a region where many homes rely on a septic tank to treat wastewater, it is critical that these tanks are properly cared for and maintained. A damaged tank could become too expensive to repair and cost even more to replace. This isn’t simply drain cleaning in Aurora — the impact of a damaged septic system could have catastrophic effects on the environment.
Residents should have their septic system inspected periodically by professionals – every three to five years for normal tanks, and annually for complex systems. Since winter is on the approach, the weather is agreeable, and the kids are back in school, there’s no better time to have this done.
What’s that smell?
A foul odor is only one of a number of signs that a septic system is failing. If you notice wastewater backing up into household drains, moist spongy grass even on dry days, and pooling water or muddy soil around your septic system or basement, immediately contact a professional like Harris Plumbing, Inc. in Aurora for drain cleaning, plus a thorough inspection.
Creative Awareness Campaign
Canadians can also learn a thing or two from related events like the SepticSmart Week, which will be observed by communities in Imperial Valley, California in late September. This is to highlight the importance of regular care and maintenance of their septic systems. The four day event aims at educating young and old alike and correcting bad practices. According to an article in Imperial Valley News, the event includes the following cleverly-crafted tips:
Think at the Sink! What goes down your drain can have a major impact on how well your septic system works. If you have a septic system, you should not pour grease down the drain or use a garbage disposal.
Don’t Strain Your Drain! Efficient use of water and staggered use of water-based appliances can improve the operation of your septic system and reduce the risk of failure.
Shield Your Field! Trees, cars, livestock or other heavy things on your septic’s drainfield can cause damage.
Don’t Overload Your Commode! Your toilet is not a trash can. The only product you should flush is toilet paper. Anything else can clog and damage septic systems, even if it says “flushable.”
(Source: “Get Septic Smart About Your System, 03 September 2014, imperialvalleynews.com)