Welcome back for another blog post from our team at Meinco Wastewater! We’re located in Central Arkansas and would love to be considered your trusted wastewater management team for your commercial or residential septic systems!

In today’s blog post, we’re going to give you a few good tips on how you can best keep your septic drains clean. Read on to learn more!

The lifespan of a septic system is mostly determined by how well the drains are maintained on a regular basis. When was the last time you scheduled a maintenance visit? Has it been over 2 years? It’s time to give our team a call! The harder your system has the work, the more maintenance it needs. If your system typically works in overdrive, it will need more frequent repairs and will likely need to be pumped more often. A septic system is meant to work efficiently, but its maintenance and care is not something you should put off. As time goes on and the system is put to use by members of your household, it needs a good amount of time to break down the wastewater that gets deposited. If your system isn’t able to keep up, then it will likely lead to a big headache for you and could be very costly down the road to get it back up and running.

By making sure your drains are clean and doing their job, you’ll be saving money and cutting down on stress of unwanted plumbing repairs.

Below you’ll find a good list of ways you can best keep your drains clean and working properly.

1) Schedule a regular maintenance visit from our Meinco team.
2) Avoid using your certain cleaners as they can often cause damage to your septic system.
3) Don’t dispose of anything in the toilet other than waste and toilet paper. We have a whole blog post, here that you can read to find out what’s best to avoid when it comes to the do’s and don’t of flushing.
4) Purchase and use drain guards that will trap hair that’s headed down your drains as well as pieces of food in your sink before they clog up your drains.
5) Before you throw a party with a large number of guests, be sure to have your tank pumped and ready for high volume use.
6) Place a helpful list of things to flush by your toilet for visitors so they know your home runs on a septic tank.

By following our advice here for clean drains you’ll be sure to help cut down on chances of clogged drains when it comes to your home septic system. For any questions or concerns, you might have on your system, feel free to give us a call anytime at 501-821-3837! We’re happy to help at Meinco Wastewater Systems!

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