How to Care for An Older Home’s Septic Tank

When moving into an older home, it’s hard to guess what kind of shape the home’s septic system is in. There may be no records of any service dates, or what services were performed. From the moment the homeowner moves in it is important to begin caring for the septic system as if it was in poor health. Prevention and regular maintenance can help to resolve problems before they require serious intervention.

Avoiding Ultra Toilet Paper and Wipes

Many of the ultra strength toilet papers can take far longer to decompose, which means that this type of tissue will pile up within the septic tank faster than it can be broken down. As the septic tank fills up, drains may become slow. Other items, such as wipes, should not be flushed down the toilet either. Instead, choose septic friendly tissue that is easily broken down. This will pass through the …