How to Keep a Tampa Lift Stations Happy

Spring is finally here and people are out in their yards keeping their bushes, flowers and grass ready for summer. With the experience we have gained over the past 32 years, we repaired septic tanks for homeowners and business owners that have not maintained their system for over 10 years and the result usually leads to leaks and blockages that contaminate soil and water sources.

In most cases, if the septic system is not easily located, designed properly, installed carefully and not maintained it will fail. A failed septic tank system can threaten the health of your family and neighbors. This can devalue the worth of your property leading to costly repairs.

The last thing you want is for the septic tank on your property to be the cause of contaminated groundwater, viruses and chemicals in the water in the community. Tampa lift stations and maintenance is highly recommended. We want to help you with the do’s and don’t to take care of your septic system that will bring life to your system, finances and the environment.

Laundry Usage

Spread out your load of clothes that need to be washed throughout the week and use biodegradable and low phosphate detergents.

Leaky Fixture Repairs

When you have a leaking fixture in the house, large quantities of water is added to your wastewater system. Make sure to repair fixtures that are leaking as soon as you can. This will help with maximizing the life of your septic tank system and eliminate costly Tampa lift stations.

Food Waste Disposal

Check with your local regulatory authority if food waste is supposed to be disposed in the garbage. If so, periodically check the septic tank to remove food waste.  Educate your family about pouring fats, oils and grease (FOG) down the drain. An overload of FOG in your septic tank can cause a wastewater backup into your home.

Using Household Cleaners

There are eco-friendly products at the grocery store you can buy to clean your sinks and floors. We recommend you use chlorine, citric acid or biodegradable cleaners to unclog pipes.

Disposing Medicines

Although medicines are meant to cure the body, it can be harmful when flushed down the toilet or poured down the drain. Return unused medicines to your doctor or the pharmacy or you can open the container and discard them in the trash.

Enzymes & Additives for Septic Tanks

We highly recommend you do not use additives because they may do more harm than good. Wastewater in the system has the required bacteria for proper operation.

Paper Made Products

Non-quilted, single or double ply and white toilet paper products are better for the environment. Color dyes that create designs on toilet paper cannot be eaten by natural bacteria in the water and it takes longer to break down.

Floor Drains from Garage and Workrooms

Should be diverted away from your septic system. Items like petroleum-based oils, gas, and saw dust should never enter the system.

Do you have more questions about your septic tank? Give us a call today at 813.986.1007!