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Septic System Things that Can Ruin It

What will ruin a septic system?

Septic system. It is a common practice for homeowners to put things into their septic system, causing clogs, damaging pipes, and affecting the balance of bacteria.
These actions have the potential to ruin a septic system. Any action that affects the balance of good bacteria is discouraged.
It is recommended to avoid putting the following items in your toilet to prevent it from getting ruined:

  • Nonbiodegradable items:
    This includes disposable diapers, feminine hygiene products, paper towels, and cigarette butts among others.
    You can flush only biodegradable items into the toilet.
  • Food Scraps: Flushing down any type of food into the system is going to cause buildup in the pipes.
  • Drain Cleaner: The harsh chemicals in drain cleaners have the potential to ruin your septic system.
    They can cause corrosion of the pipes and tank and/or destroy the good bacteria.
  • Excess Water: Putting excess water into the drain can fill up the tank quickly and prevent the system from working properly. 

It is important to avoid these items from damaging the septic system. If you notice any problems with the system, call Diamond Septic Pumping for our services.

Take Timely Action to Prevent Damage to Your Septic Tank 

Has it been 2 to 3 years since you had your septic tank pumped? Delaying septic tank pumping is a good way to cause the septic system to be ruined.
At Diamond Septic Pumping, we recommend having your tank pumped twice a year.
There are many scenarios where you should take timely action to prevent the septic system from failing.

If you are going to have heavy septic system usage for some time but the tank has not been pumped for many months, you should call us for a clean out.
If you notice a bad odor in your lawn or a wet yard without any rain, it may be a sign of a failing septic system.
Standing water or soggy grass patches can be signs of an overflow or a failed system.
You should call us immediately if you notice these signs on your property.

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