If you work at a thrift store, you are probably amazed at some of the things people try to donate. If you work in insurance, you might go home with stories of things people tried to claim. When it comes to septic tank pumping in Novato, CA, there are some pretty amazing discoveries there as well. While they might not be things employees talk about over the dinner table, you might find some of them interesting. Here are a few to intrigue you.
Experts Can Tell A Lot By A Person’s Toilet Paper
Most people learn about you by seeing what you wear, asking you questions, and getting to know you through conversation. But septic tank pumping can tell the professionals a lot about you based on the toilet paper you use. While there are lots of things in the septic tank when it is pumped out, there’s usually a thick layer of toilet paper on top. The professionals are going to see if you use the septic-safe brand or not. That’s the kind that will already be breaking down, as it should. Other brands that are too fluffy and thick are going to look like cotton chunks on top and they can fill up the tank faster.
Things That Are Flushed—Wow
There are lots of things that get flushed down the drain on a normal basis, like grease, that just shouldn’t be in the septic tank. Grease can harden and really clog things up. But it’s something not everyone knows and so down the drain it goes. But there are lots of other things that the professionals see. Goldfish? Yep, that’s pretty common…and also not a good idea. Diapers? Can you believe it? But yes, people have attempted to flush those as well. The septic system is meant to hold toilet paper (the septic-safe kind) and waste. That’s it. Everything else should be thrown in the trash. You might have to empty your bin more often to avoid smells, but it’s worth it to avoid having septic tank issues that are going to be way worse and possibly even way more smelly.
Don’t worry about the experts laughing at you if you have a septic tank issue. They have seen way more than you would believe. You might feel silly for having made a mistake, but everyone makes mistakes. It’s better to learn from it than to be ashamed of it.
When you need septic tank pumping in Novato, CA, whether it’s been 2-4 years since your last pumping or something went down the drain that shouldn’t have and now there are issues, the professionals at American Sanitation Inc are here to help you. We can give you advice on what to do or not do with your system and we can help you stretch the times between the pumping necessity as long as possible. Give us a call for maintenance, with questions, for advice, or for anything else you need. We’re here to help so you don’t have an amazing story for us to tell later.