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Septic Maintenance Guidelines For The House Owners

Septic maintenance guidelines for the house owners

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Many house owners are in search of a proper guideline for keeping their septic system running efficiently. The internet is full of tips and tricks to care for and maintain a septic system. But that’s not as easy for an ordinary person. So UAE Septic cleaners have discovered some simple and easy septic tank maintenance guidelines for the house owners. Keep reading till the end if you are a house owner.

The science of a septic tank:

A septic tank is a large container that is placed under the ground. It is used for the purpose of treating wastewater that flows out of the house. It is typically made up of fiberglass, plastic, or concrete. Septic tank is used where sewerage or wastewater management is not available. Most commonly used at onsite areas.

The Septic tank separates the sewage and wastewater into different chambers. After a short period of time, sludge and scum layers build up within the tank.

It usually consists of two compartments. Higher density solids settle down at the bottom and the liquid waste passes to the other compartment. Solids get decomposed by anaerobic digestion and as a result, produce sludge. This sludge reduces the active volume of the septic tank and therefore there is a need to clean out the tank.

It’s important that the septic tank is cleaned on a regular basis in order to get rid of the sludge and scum buildup. Without cleaning the tank, the system will become inefficient. It will not effectively treat the wastewater that flows through it.

Cleaning a septic tank:

We have got enough introduction of septic tank ant its working procedure. Now let us talk about septic tank cleaning. Cleaning a septic tank is a regular process that’s done after every two or three years. However, a regular inspection is highly recommended in order to keep your tank working efficiently.

10 steps for frequent cleaning:

  1. Assessing the septic tank
  1. Disinfection
  1. Pumping
  1. Dirt removal
  1. Tank cleaning with pressure
  1. Vacuum cleaning
  1. Tank disinfection
  1. Ultraviolet rays
  1. Drying
  1. Tank is cleaned

That’s it! Use your tank, it’s cleaned and ready to use. The cleaning has been done now but maintenance is a must for the efficient running of the tank.

We have discussed all these steps in detail in our septic tank cleaning guide article.

4 easy steps for the maintenance of a septic tank:

Regular inspection

For a normal septic tank, you need a proper inspection of the septic system after every three years. The septic tank itself needs cleaning after a period of 3 to 5 years. But if you are using a septic tank that operates with mechanical components like electrical switches, pumps, etc. It should be inspected once every year.

While inspecting not only look at the sludge and scum layers but also inspect for tank leaks. Make sure the tank is getting a leak from anywhere. Otherwise, it will cause serious problems for the environment. However, it’s a difficult task for a normal person to perform an inspection. If you are unable to find a professional inspector yet, contact UAE Septic Tank Cleaners. We will provide you with the best inspector anywhere in UAE.

Water usage

The 2nd most important point to keep in mind is to use water efficiently. As much water, you will conserve it will increase the efficiency of a septic tank. On average a single person uses about 70 gallons of water per day. Furthermore, the leaks from taps and toilets also waste plenty of water per day. Where all this wasted water will go? Absolutely, it will travel through pipes and go into septic tank. More water conservation will result in increased efficiency of the septic tank.

Most commonly in households, much water is used in the kitchen, clothes washing, toilet and shower. If care is taken then significant amount of water will be conserved. For instance, when you are using water in kitchen avoid wasting water. Don’t leave the tap open for a long time. Use a water reducer in taps. Moreover, while washing clothes apply the same steps. Try to wash your laundry in smaller loads. For the shower in bath, use high-efficiency shower with a flow restrictor. Similarly, water efficient toilets are also available, try purchasing them.

Waste disposal

Proper waste disposal is the 3rd most important point for the proper functioning of a septic tank. Keep in mind that everything that you dispose of in drains will affect the efficiency of septic tank. We at UAE Septic Tank Cleaners recommend to never dispose of the following elements in your drains or toilets:

  1. Diapers
  2. Any type of oil or grease
  3. Dental floss
  4. Tissue paper or Paper towels
  5. Baby wipes
  6. Cigarette butts
  7. Any kind of chemicals

We have added chemicals in the list because pouring toxin chemicals in drains or toilets will affect the septic tank performance. As you know there are small microorganisms in the septic tanks that are responsible for the breakdown of wastes. If we pour toxin chemicals into the septic system, it will kill those microorganisms. As a result of which septic system becomes unable to treat wastes.

Maintaining the drain-field area

The last but not the least important point to be kept in mind is to maintain the drain-field area of your septic system. Remember that the drain-field area is a much important part of the septic system. This drain-field area is responsible for the drainage of waste water of the whole household. Normally it’s a stone filled system to properly filter the water that goes down to the septic tank. There are numerous numbers of precautions that one can perform to maintain the drain-field area. Some of steps are mentioned here:

  1. Never drive or park in your drain-field area.
  2. If you plant trees, plant them on significant distance from drain-field area.
  3. All rainwater drainage systems, sump pumps, and roof drains should be kept away from the drain field area.

Keep in mind these steps and your septic will keep working efficiently for years without needing to be replaced. Just combine these tips with regular inspections.

How to maintain a septic tank?

We have arranged a few guidelines for you regarding the maintenance of the septic tank. Follow these guidelines to keep your septic system working efficiently.

  1. Only use 1 or 2 ply toilet paper.
  2. Repair leaking toilets.
  3. Install a dual-flush cistern for the toilet.
  4. Clean the toilet naturally (Don’t use toxic chemicals)
  5. Don’t flush other items down the toilet including tampons, sanitary napkins, condoms, paper towels, cat litter or nappy wipes.
  6. Pump out your septic tank every 2-5 years. UAE Septic Tank Cleaners can test your septic tank to determine if it’s due for a pump-out or not.

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