Prep Your Septic System for the Holidays

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The holiday season will soon be upon us! As you prepare for the coming months, you’ll want to ensure that your septic system is ready to handle the extra stress. The last thing you want when everyone is coming together to celebrate is a septic disaster! Here are some essential tips to keep in mind as you enter the holiday season.

Be Kitchen-Conscious

The holiday season is synonymous with delicious feasts, but for septic owners, it’s essential to be mindful in the kitchen. The kitchen sink can be a troublemaker if not used correctly. Avoid pouring grease, oils, and fats down the drain. These substances may seem harmless initially, but once they harden, they can lead to clogs in your pipes. Additionally, steer clear of disposing fibrous and starchy items down the drain, such as potato peels, celery, pasta, eggshells, and coffee grounds.

Limit Laundry to Maintain Balance

Your washing machine can be a sneaky contributor to excess water usage. Try to avoid doing laundry while guests are staying with you. Plan your laundry schedule either before their arrival or after their departure. This strategy helps maintain a steady level in your septic tank.

Stagger Showers for Smoother Flow

With guests in your home, your septic system faces increased water usage. To prevent septic tank backups, consider staggering shower times. If your guests prefer evening showers, schedule your own in the morning. This simple step can help reduce the strain on your septic system.

Schedule a Professional Pumping

If you notice slow drains or unpleasant odors, it’s a sign that your septic tank might be getting backed up. To avoid overwhelming your septic system during the holiday season, consider scheduling a professional inspection and pumping before the holiday season is in full swing. Our experienced technicians can assess the tank’s condition and give you recommendations. This proactive step reduces the chances of septic problems disrupting your festivities.

When it comes to septic care, Rex Vault is your trusted partner. Contact us today to schedule a professional septic tank inspection and ensure a worry-free holiday season. With our expertise, you can relax and enjoy the most wonderful time of the year with your loved ones.

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