In regards to Septic System Maintenance, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has announced SepticSmart Week-September 23rd to September 27th, 2013.
U.S. EPA’s SepticSmart
initiative is a nationwide public education effort that helps inform homeowners
with septic systems about the importance of properly maintaining those systems
and provides valuable resources to help homeowners make important decisions
about their wastewater management needs.
USEPA Encourages Homeowners to Care for Their Septic Systems during SepticSmart Week
WASHINGTON - Proper septic system care and maintenance is vital to protecting
public health and preserving valuable water resources. During the first-ever SepticSmart
Week, September 23-27th, the U.S. Environmental Protection
Agency (EPA) is encouraging homeowners to take action to ensure their septic
systems are functioning properly. Nearly one quarter of all American
households—more than 26 million homes—depend on septic systems to treat their
So let's get Septic Smart together!
Preventative maintenance for any component in your home-be
it the roof, lawn or appliances- is very important for a long lasting well-maintained home. Have you provided some form of routine maintenance in or around your home for the following:
Changed your heating and/or air conditioning filters?
Clean your gutters?
Spray for termites and/or other pests around your home &
Seed and fertilize your lawn?
Pump/clean your septic tank?
If you answered no for this last service then you are in for a big surprise.
Your septic system is your most utilized appliance/utility
in your home so quality care & maintenance is very important. All your wastewater
(showers, toilets, laundry, sinks, etc) leave your house and are processed thru
your septic tank into your septic disposal area. Lack of care & maintenance
can cause major issues both health & environmental such as backup of sewage
into your main floor or basement. Leaking sewage on the ground near where your
children/pets or you walk & play. Can contaminate your's and/or your neighbors' well water. And if you plan on selling your home this lack of maintenance or neglect of your septic system will be discovered at the time of a home and/or septic system inspection. This could find you in violation of local health & state regulations which could jeopardize a possible real estate transaction for you & your family if a failed septic system is reported. So devote some time to care for your septic system-your most valuable, most expensive utility in your home.
Please read some of our past blogs on septic systems care & maintenance:
Keep your septic system happy & healthy. In the long run it will keep your home,
property and environment healthy & working well for many years to come.
Consult with A-Norton Septic Contracting. We know Septic!
Remember it is the most expensive utility in your home-make it last!