New Year’s Resolutions for your septic tank

The new year is quickly approaching and as is usually the case eerie year, folks are starting to think about their New Year’s Resolutions. For some, it’s personal improvement like getting fit, losing weight or getting a new job. For others, it’s more task-oriented. Maybe they want to travel or do something they’ve never done before.

But for most of us, New Year’s Resolutions always seem to be practical and as such – taking care of – and getting the most out of the things in your home is a great place to start. In the spirit of that, we’re going to list off a few New Year’s Resolutions you can put together for your Septic System this year. 

We hear you laughing and that’s OK. Septic Tanks are a big part of your home – and you should treat them well, too. If taking care of your septic system has fallen too far to the back burner, here are some things you can do in order to get back on the right track. Let’s jump right in!

Get your tank inspected

If there’s anything we pound away at here on this blog relentlessly, it’s getting your tank inspected. Not only should your tank get pumped every 2-3 years, but getting a local inspector to come out and help you decide if there are any underlying issues in your tank is just as important. Don’t let a small problem become an expensive mess!

Learn more about your tank

Do you know when your tank was installed? When it was last pumped? How big is it? Where it’s located and what constitutes the drain field? Understanding how your tank truly works is one of the biggest and most important steps towards properly maintaining your system. 

Treat your tank with kindness

Your septic tank is, well – a tank. It can take a lot of wear and tear. Just like a boxer though, it’s not necessarily about the age of the tank so much as it’s about the amount of fight left in the tank. It can only take so many shots and limiting damage is crucial towards ensuring its longevity. 

So this year, make a commitment to treating your tank better. Avoid pouring additives into your tank or flushing harsh materials made from cotton. Avoid doing things like flushing old medicine down your toilet. Basically – be mindful of what you’re putting into your tank so as to not cause more damage. Because the more damage you cause, the more likely you’ll create a longer lasting, possibly expensive result. 

Everyone knows that New Year’s Resolutions can be hard to keep, but we’re here to help! If you have any issues with your tank or lift stations, give us a call today and we’ll be happy to lend a hand. Enjoy the new year!