The Fourth of July, the biggest celebration of the summer season, is right around the corner. Like most Americans, you’re probably looking forward to the festivities, the warm summer weather, the cookouts, the games and camaraderie, and of course the fireworks after dark. Maybe you’re planning on having a big party or family reunion with lots of people attending, and you’re getting everything prepared. If so, don’t forget to put your septic tank on your list. Big events with lots of people generate lots of waste, and if you haven’t had your tank inspected and maintained recently, including a septic tank pumping and cleaning, it can easily be overloaded, possibly resulting in serious and costly damage. Take steps to protect your septic tank this Fourth of July.
An Ounce Of Prevention
It’s a good idea to take preventive steps to safeguard your septic tank during your Fourth of July get together. Try to ensure that harmful materials, those that don’t easily break down inside the tank and take up valuable space, and chemicals that kill off the anaerobic bacteria in the tank that dissolve and digest the solid waste material, don’t make it into your tank in the first place. Ask your guests to avoid flushing the following materials down the toilet or drains:
- Heavy paper products, such as thick napkins and paper towels, diapers, wet wipes, feminine sanitary items, food wrappers, etc.
- Cooking oil, engine oil, grease, and any liquid with a thick viscosity
- Cigarette butts and any materials that will swell in liquid
- Sand and dirt
- Charcoal fluid, gasoline, pesticides, bleach, alcohol, or any type of harsh chemical
A little care about what goes in to your septic tank, during the holidays and all year round, will go a long way toward protecting your tank and reducing the frequency of routine maintenance like septic tank cleaning.
Maintenance And Septic Tank Pumping
The best way to protect your tank during the Fourth of July holiday is to have it professionally inspected, pumped, and cleaned, before a big event and at least once every 3 years dependent on family size and consumption. A to Z Statewide Plumbing has been servicing septic systems in South Florida for 37 years. Contact us today for a no hassle estimate, and make sure you’re prepared for the holiday.