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4 Ways to Prep Your Septic Tank Before Summer Arrives

Your septic tank is built to last for many years, but it can require a high level of maintenance over time to continue functioning properly. One of the most important times of the year to prep the septic tank is prior the summer season before all the activities begin and you start spending time at Five Rivers MetroParks. Here are a few important steps to take to ensure your septic tank remains in great shape and doesn’t pose any problems on your property in Dayton, Ohio.

1. Look for Leaks

Hire professionals from a local company to perform an inspection and determine if any leaks are present. Our team at Buckeye Plumbing in Dayton can assist you with that. We serve clients throughout Miami Valley and Western Ohio This precaution can allow you to conserve more water throughout the season and prevent extensive damage from occurring.

2. Perform Routine Maintenance

Routine maintenance is one of the best ways to prepare your septic tank for summer and protect the parts from premature wear and tear or damage, which could require sewer line repair. Hire a professional to pump your septic tank if it hasn’t been performed in the last three to five years. Pumping the system will remove sludge or debris that has accumulated and improve its operation over the summer.

3. Create a List of Items to Avoid Flushing

As you plan to have guests over to your home in the summer season, it’s important to make a list of items you don’t want them to dispose of down the toilets or drains. This includes sanitary products, paper towels, hair, and flushable wipes. Place a trash can in each bathroom to make it easy to discard items that can lead to clogs. Keep a plunger close to toilets to retrieve any items that are accidentally flushed down the drains.

4. Rearrange Your Landscaping

Look for any possible threats from plants or trees that are in close proximity to the septic tank. Roots are attracted to the water from the tank, and if they grow too deep, it can lead to serious issues. Move the plants or trees to another location in the yard to avoid damage as they continue to grow.

If you want to prepare your septic tank for the summer season, reach out to our team at Buckeye Plumbing in Dayton, Ohio. Our experts will be happy to provide you with additional information and explain the different services we offer in the local area.

For more information about Buckeye Plumbing & Property Solutions do not hesitate to call us today. 937-749-7097

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