SEPTICSMART

Septic Tank Cleaning - Nazareth Pa
Septic Tank Cleaning - Nazareth Pa

Keep it clean!

Maintain your septic system to protect the cleanliness of your 
well water. 

Don't overload the commode!

A toilet is not a trash can. Disposable diapers and wipes, feminine hygiene products, cigarette butts and cat litter can damage septic systems. 
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Septic Tank Cleaning - Stroudsburg Pa

Protect it and inspect it! 

Regular septic maintenance can save homeowners thousands of dollars. 

Think at the sink! 

What goes down the drain has a big impact on your septic system. 
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Shield your field! 

Tree and shrub roots, cars and livestock can damage your septic drain field. 
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Simple tips for homeowners:

Protect It and Inspect It: Homeowners should generally have their system inspected every three years by a qualified professional or according to their state or local health department's recommendations. Tanks should be pumped when necessary, typically every three to five years.
Think at the Sink: Avoid pouring fats, grease, and solids down the drain. These substances can clog a system’s pipes and drainfield.
Don’t Overload the Commode: Only put things in the drain or toilet that belong there. For example, coffee grounds, dental floss, disposable diapers and wipes, feminine hygiene products, cigarette butts, and cat litter can all clog and potentially damage septic systems.
Don’t Strain Your Drain: Be water efficient and spread out water use. Fix plumbing leaks and install faucet aerators and water-efficient products. Spread out laundry and dishwasher loads throughout the day: too much water at once can overload a system that hasn’t been pumped recently.
Shield Your Field: Remind guests not to park or drive on a system’s drainfield, where the vehicle’s weight could damage buried pipes or disrupt underground flow.
EPA’s SepticSmart program educates homeowners about proper septic system care and maintenance all year long. In addition, it serves as an online resource for industry practitioners, local governments and community organizations, providing access to tools to educate clients and residents.

For information on SepticSmart Week or tips on how to properly maintain your septic system, visit www.epa.gov/septicsmart.
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