After the installation of your septic tank, it most likely stays out of your mind, rarely to be seen or thought of. Understandably so, but there are a few things you can do to extend the lifespan of your septic system. It’s important to know where it is, how many gallons the tank holds and when the last time it was pumped. If you have the original plans, permits, and maintenance records, this will be helpful should a problem arise. When was the last time it was pumped? Opening the tank will determine how close it may be to being ready for pumping. Your septic system’s individual pumping schedule is based on factors that are not identical from system to system. There are handy tables available that tell you – based on the number of people who live in your home and the size of the tank – how often you’re due for pumping. Also, using the garbage disposal regularly will add solids to your septic tank and will increase how frequently you need to pump by up to 50 percent.
One of the best things you can do is to install risers to bring your septic system’s lids to the surface. A riser is an extension that sits on top of a tank making it more accessible. You will want to also pay attention to what you are planting near the septic tank and the city’s sewer drain pipes — all places where extra soil moisture and nutrients provide a real boost to plant growth which can potentially create problems for your septic system piping. Arizona’s dry climate makes plants more prone to seeking water. Shallow rooted plants such as wildflowers, and non-woody perennials are best.
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