Winter Septic Tank Maintenance Tips
At Septic Blue of Raleigh, we like to start every season fresh. Summer has been a blast, but it is time to get ready for the falling temperatures of fall. The drop in temperature as well as the difference in seasons can call for some changes to your septic system. Septic Blue of Raleigh is proud to be a source for reliable septic maintenance and repairs, but we also take time to share some of our knowledge with our community. Continue reading to learn about some septic system maintenance tips for the fall. If you would like to hire a septic technician, then call Septic Blue of Raleigh to speak with a representative. We are ready when you are.
Pump Your Septic Tank
This is quite possibly the most important maintenance item for your septic system. The septic tank is usually large, between 1,000 and 1,500 gallons. However large, the fact remains that the septic tank is limited in capacity. Helpful bacteria in the septic tank helps break down solid waste into space-saving sludge, but that only postpones the inevitable. Eventually, you are going to need that septic tank pumped. Let’s be honest: no one wants to be out in the cold or deal with such work during the winter. So, get it out of the way during the fall season when the weather is nice and crisp.
Check and Fix Leaks
You should always be on the lookout for leaks, especially when it comes to your septic system. A leaking septic system can contaminate your soil and underground water sources, exposing you to harmful pathogens and possible legal liabilities. But checking and fixing leaks is especially important before winter rolls around. This is because a small leak in the cold temperatures of winter can cause pipes to freeze and burst. That is not a situation you want to deal with.
Insulate Your Septic System
You are not the only one who is going to get a little cold during the winter. Your septic system won’t need a jacket, but a nice blanket of grass will help. Luckily, this maintenance tip actually requires you to do NOTHING rather than do something. So, skip a few cycles of mowing toward the end of fall and allow grass to get an extra six inches taller. This grass acts as insulation and reduces the risk of freezing. If letting the grass grow is not an option, then consider spreading a healthy layer of mulch over the area.
Have Your Septic System Inspected
Don’t leave things to chance and don’t wait until damage is done. Have your septic system inspected so that you can catch issues early on and nip them in the bud. Septic Blue of Raleigh is happy to arrange an inspection today.
Call Septic Blue of Raleigh
Is it time for your routine septic pumping? Are you ready to have a septic technician inspect your septic system? Call Septic Blue of Raleigh to speak with a live representative and schedule a flexible appointment or arrange an emergency dispatch.