How to prepare your septic tank for fall!

We found this great advice from Miller Septic, a company out of Ohio: 
 
“Preparing your Septic System for Fall!!
While you’re doing your Fall cleanup chores outside, don’t forget about your septic system. Here are some Fall maintenance tips to keep your septic tank working smoothly.
Insulate Your Septic System:
Your septic system needs extra insulation over the cold months. Let the grass covering your septic tank grow out a little more than usual over Fall to provide that extra layer of protection.
You can also lay mulch over your septic system area to provide additional insulation for the cold months.
Pump Your Septic Tank:
Before winter arrives with snow and freezing temperatures, pump your tank. When it snows or the ground freezes, it becomes difficult to locate your tank and hard to dig into soil. If you’re ready to have your tank pumped, give us a call.
Check for Leaks:
Take a look at the pipes inside and outside of the house, as well as your septic tank lid, and fix any leaks now before they could cause frozen pipes over Winter.
Change the Leach Lines:
Do you have a distribution box? If so, Fall is a great time to change the elbow on your leach lines to give that section of the leach field a break. After it has time to recover, you can go back to it in the Spring.
Day-to-Day Septic Tank Maintenance
Don’t forget to treat your septic system well by using everyday methods to keep it healthy like staggering appliance use and being selective about what goes down your drain.”
 
As always, if you need us, give us a call at 615-504-7178