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9 Tips for Effective Septic Tank Installation And Maintenance

Updated: Jan 5

FLUSHTIME septic tank treatment

Septic tank installation and maintenance tends to be a black box for most home owners...

Septic Tanks usually go unnoticed until it's too late and there's a smelly costly disaster. As a matter of fact many people don't even know what a septic system is, whether they have one. It's no surprise most don't know how to keep their septic system working effectively.

With this in mind we put together a few tips to properly manage your septic system:

  • Don´t pour toxins down your drain such as bleach, caustic soda, etc. because they kill living organisms in your septic system that digest and treat household waste.

  • Avoid chemical drain openers for clogged drains. Instead, use boiling water or a drain snake.

  • Never pour cooking oil or grease down the drain unless you are regularly using a septic tank treatment such as FLUSHTIME which dissolves oil and grease.

  • Never pour oil-based paints, solvents, or large volumes of toxic cleaners down the drain. Even latex paint waste should be minimized.

  • Eliminate or limit the use of garbage disposal. This will prevent drainfield clogging by significantly reducing the amount of fats, grease, and solids that enter your septic tank.

  • Planting trees: Plant trees at the appropriate distance from your drainfield to keep roots from growing into your septic system. A septic service professional can advise you of the proper distance, depending on your septic tank and landscape.

  • Placing: Keep roof drains, sump pumps, and other rainwater drainage systems away from your drainfield area. Excess water slows down or stops the wastewater treatment process.

  • Minimize Solid Waste Disposal: Whatever goes down the drain will end up in the pipes and eventually in your septic tank, where it can have a major impact on how well your system performs or how fast it fails.

  • It is important to add specialized biological products on a monthly basis to restore the beneficial bacteria population.

If you see signs that point to septic tank issues, it is important to take care of them sooner rather than later as small issues can quickly get out of hand and cause massive amounts of damage to your yard.

If you have more questions related to septic tanks please visit our frequently asked questions post.


FLUSHTIME is a Nano-Tech based septic tank treatment capable of dealing with clogged pipes, backed up septic systems and the resulting bad odors.

Over 50 Billion natural beneficial bacteria are packed into a single capsule which when deployed into the septic system will rapidly multiply by digesting fats, grease, oils, organic matter and toilet paper restoring your septic field to optimal condition.

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