With fall weather in the air and Thanksgiving quickly approaching, you’re probably already making your own plans for this year’s holiday gatherings. When the holidays roll around and family comes into town – you’ll want to make sure that you pay special attention to guests in your home and how they could impact your septic system. We’ve compiled a simple list of septic maintenance reminders for the holidays.
Have your tank pumped out before company arrives.
If you’re having family in town or having a large event, you may want to consider having your tank pumped out before they get into town. Your tank is used to operating at a certain level based on its size and the size of your home. If you’re expecting out of town guests for an extended stay you’ll want to make sure that your septic system is operating optimally to avoid embarrassing backups or drainfield failures.
Remind them about septic system “rules”.
Take the time to educate your guests about the rules with septic systems, such as not flushing feminine products or other items down the toilet and putting food solids and grease into the garbage rather than dumping them down the drain. These things will help you to avoid backups and malfunctions and keep your system running optimally, no matter how many guests you have.
When you have guests in the town, the last thing you want to worry about is a septic system malfunction. Make sure you take the time to educate your guests about the do’s and don’ts of your system to avoid any potential issues and have a worry-free Thanksgiving celebration.