6 Mistakes That Could Make Septic Tank Repair Needs More Frequent

3 June 2018
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Septic tank malfunctions can cost a lot of money and also drastically reduce productivity at industrial facilities. It's important to do everything you can to avoid repair needs to keep your industrial operation functioning optimally. 

The following are six mistakes you can avoid at your facilities to ensure that your septic tank functions for as long as possible without any malfunctions.

1. Disposing of garbage and waste down drains rather than in a dumpster

It's important that every employee at your facility knows that it is not acceptable to use drains like garbage cans.

Solid waste should always be put in a dumpster and not disposed of into a septic system. Disposing of solid waste down your drains can lead to unnecessary buildup of solids and clogs in your septic tank. 

2. Putting potentially harmful chemicals and salts down drains

Some of the substances that are most likely to create problems in septic tanks include chemicals and salts. These types of substances are often found in soaps, solvents, and detergents. They can kill bacteria in septic systems that are necessary for breaking down solid waste.

If you have to dispose of large quantities of salts or solvents, don't do it down your drains and into your septic tank to prevent potentially severe problems. 

3. Wasting water

You should make an effort to minimize the amount of water you put down your drains. Your septic tank has a limited volume, and it can become overloaded if it is filled up with water too quickly.

Water in a septic tank will leach out over time to avoid overflows. However, if water is added too quickly, it can fill up the septic tank and create a backup issue, possibly coming back up drains and creating sanitation issues. 

4. Allowing vegetation with large and deep roots to grow near septic tanks

Roots growing around septic tanks can cause damage. You should avoid allowing trees and other large pieces of vegetation to grow around septic tanks or roots could puncture your septic tank or cause other malfunctions. 

5. Using soaps and cleaners that are not environmentally friendly

Using gentle cleaners that are all natural and environmentally friendly is a good idea if you use a septic tank at your facility. Wherever possible, use cleaners that don't have a lot of chemical or toxic chemicals. 

6. Failing to have regular inspections performed on septic tanks

A professional inspection should be performed on your septic tanks periodically to look out for any developing problems. Preventing growing problems from leading to severe malfunctions can go a long way in saving your company money and avoiding holdups in your productivity due to a septic tank that's out of order. 

For more information, contact your local septic tank repairs service.