Septic Do's and Don'ts
There are many things you should and shouldn't do if you have a septic system. Keeping these dos and don'ts in mind will help make sure your system continues to work properly!
You Should not:
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SEPTIC SYSTEM SAFETY BEGINS WITH YOU
Keep yourself and your family safe by maintaining your septic system. Every year, injuries occur when people fall through crumbled tanks or unsecured lids. Most tanks are deep enough that they can even cause drowning. Drainfield failures and surfacing sewage can also make you sick. Regular maintenance and safety measures help keep septic systems safe and environmentally friendly. Follow these simple guidelines to keep your system running safely and properly:
Know where your septic system is located
Look up as-built records to locate your system. Knowing this information helps avoid:
Cover your tank openings
Check for damages and cracks in the lids or tank. Lids should be durable and securely screwed into the risers.
Don't let kids play near septic tank lids
Kids are naturally curious and love to explore outdoors. But playing around the septic tank or trying to open the lid can be dangerous. Kids or pets can be seriously injured from falls into or around the tank. Exposure to bacteria can also cause health risks.