There are a lot of things that can make your toilet overflow and backup. The last time it happened in your house, did you enjoy it? Of course not! Who would? So it only makes sense that you would want to prevent it from happening again it at all possible. Here are a few ideas, including septic tank pumping in Napa, CA, to help you avoid this messy situation in your bathroom.
Tip 1: Know What Not To Flush…Then Don’t
There are certain things that should never be flushed down any toilet, but if you have a septic tank, they are even more susceptible to issues if certain things are flushed. Know what you can and cannot flush and then stick to that list. The best rule of thumb is to flush waste and toilet paper—and that’s it. You might think you can flush paper towels, baby wipes, facial tissues and other such items, but you really shouldn’t.
Tip 2: Know Your Toilet Care Products
In a regular toilet, most products are fine for cleaning, but when you have a septic tank, you need to do some research before using the chemicals. You won’t want to, for example, use anything with antibacterial stuff in it. That can mess up the septic system, cause things to back up there, and eventually, come out through your toilet. Take care in what you use to clean the toilets on a regular basis.
Tip 3: Run Septic Tank Maintenance
Even if you are completely careful about what you flush ad what you use to clean, you can still have a toilet backup if you don’t maintain your septic tank properly. Every septic tank is going to need to be pumped out on occasion and if you ignore that, once it’s full, the sludge in the tank has to go somewhere… and may end up making its way to your home through the toilet. Talk to septic tank professionals about how often you need to have your tank pumped and them stick to a regular schedule, so you don’t see your pipes slow down or, worse, your toilet backup.
If you’re starting to have to use the plunger more often than not or hear septic system gurgling, you’d better contact American Sanitation Inc. about septic tank pumping in Napa, CA sooner rather than later. When you call us at (707) 554-8258, you can tell us about the symptoms your house is having and we can inspect your septic tank and make recommendations. A simple pumping is often the solution and it’s easy enough to do as well. Perhaps you need repairs or even just tips on maintaining the system properly. Whatever you need, we’re here to help. Stop by and see us at 1729 Action Avenue Napa, CA 94559 and we can talk about ensuring that your toilet water stays where it should, so you don’t have any messes to clean up that you dread. We’d love to help you with maintenance, pumping, questions, and anything else.