You’ve heard enough news reports to understand how dangerous contaminated drinking water can be. While it always seems to happen outside of your community, you never know when the issue could be your own. Did you know that your Napa septic tank system and your backyard maintenance go along with the clean drinking water you want for your family? Septic tanks primarily dispose of waste water and release purified water in the soil around it, however, if something goes wrong, you could have contaminated water coming into your home.
Septic systems also have private wells and it’s important to maintain those regularly to keep the quality of your drinking water high. Your well and septic tank are separate, but the tank can still affect the quality of your drinking water if you slack off on upkeep and maintenance. Here are a few important steps to avoid water contamination
Test Your Water
You’ll want to test your drinking water on a regular basis to make sure there aren’t contaminants taking its quality levels down. The contaminants could include bacteria, heavy medals, and chemicals from household cleaners. Have your well water tested at least once a year—more often if you have children or elderly family members living with you. Knowing what’s in your water is your greatest protection against things that could arise.
Protect Water With Maintenance
Another good way to avoid contamination is to keep your drinking water clean through annual well and septic tank inspections. If there are any potential problems, you can catch them before the issues get out of hand. You will want to have your septic tank pumped every 1-3 years, depending on how many people you have living in your home. This pumping maintenance removed the solid buildup that can happen in the bottom of the tank, which can contaminate your nearby drinking water over time. Have the well inspected at the same time to make sure everything is in order there.
Whether you use a fridge filter or something on the sink’s fixture, having a filter on the water in your home to remove pollutants is never a bad idea. If your water ever gets anything bad in it, you can prevent health-related issues with the filter until the problem can be fixed.
If you have a septic tank in Napa, It’s in the best interest of your water quality to have it maintained on an annual basis. You’ll need to get it pumped out on occasion, but even regular checks and maintenance can help protect you from potentially dangerous water-related incidents. Call the professionals at American Sanitation Inc. to ask about septic tank maintenance at (707) 554-8258. We’re here to answer your questions, but we can also come out to your home and do a full inspection. We’ll let you know when your tank needs to be pumped and when you can get by another year without that process. You can visit us at 1729 Action Avenue, Napa, CA 94559.