If you’re like most homeowners, you’ve probably already started gearing up for the holidays. Perhaps you’re busy prepping guest rooms in anticipation of hosting holiday visitors in your home, dusting off decoration, and planning celebratory meals, outings, parties, and other holiday activities. However, few things throw a damper on seasonal fun faster than a malfunctioning septic system when you’ve got a houseful of guests and a full roster of plans.
Think of it this way — you work much harder during the holiday season, and so does your septic system. If you suddenly find yourself without a functioning septic system when you’ve got a house full of guests, you’ll have little choice beyond asking everyone to return to their homes or move to a motel.
Here’s what you can do to avoid the inconvenience and embarrassment of having your septic system give up the ghost when you and your family and friends are enjoying holiday cheer.
Create a Bathing/Showering Schedule
Making a bathing and showering schedule for those times when you have extended visitors in your home will help take the edge off the strain on your septic system. Naturally, you want to be a gracious host and accommodate your guests as much as possible, so try to work their personal needs and preferences into the plan. Explain to your own family members that they may need to shower and bathe at less desirable times of day for the duration of your guests’ stay — after all, part of being a good host is putting a priority on the comfort of guests.
Schedule Septic System Maintenance Prior to the Holidays
Having your septic tank serviced before the holiday fun begins is an excellent way to head any possible problems off at the pass, allowing you to relax and enjoy the season.
Our professionals at A to Z Statewide Plumbing can thoroughly inspect your system for any possible problem spots that might signal future trouble, provide comprehensive septic tank cleaning, and pump your tank before the holiday crowds descend on your home.