Your Septic and Excavation Specialist in Cleveland, TX
Turd Secret Service may be a small town business with a big heart, but we have a wide range of service areas to ensure that we are always accessible when you need us most.
We serve the following areas;
- Cleveland, TX 77328
- Montgomery County
- Liberty County
- Harris County
- Fort Bend County
- Brazoria County
- San Jacinto County
- Polk County
- And more
How To Care For Your Septic System
Your septic system is a very important part of your home when it comes to taking care of your septic system, there are several things you can do to protect and care for your septic system without professional help.
The EPA suggests having your septic system inspected and maintained by a professional at least every 3 years! Household septic systems should be pumped every 3 to 5 years, and alternative systems with more electrical or mechanical components should be inspected more often!
But here are some things you can do in the meantime to care for your septic system;
Use Water Efficiently
The average household uses 70 gallons of water per individual per day. All the water that goes down your pipes goes into your septic system, so efficient water usage improves the operation of your system and reduces the risk of malfunctions.
Here are a few ways to use water more efficiently;
- High-efficiency toilets- use on average 1.6 gallons of water less per flush.
- Faucet Aerators and high-efficiency shower heads
- Energy efficient appliances- For example washing machines and dishwashers that use less water
- Only run water appliances when necessary- Run only full loads in the washer and dishwasher, etc
Properly Dispose Of Waste
Whatever goes down your drains goes into your septic system, whether its down the toilet or in your sink. Watching what you flush and put down your sinks is an important part of keeping your septic system healthy.
Here are a few things that should never be put down your drains;
- Cooking grease or oil
- Cat Litter
- Coffee Grounds
- Cigarette butts
- Paint or paint thinners
Maintain Your Drainfield
Your drainfield—a component of your septic system that removes contaminants from the liquid that emerges from your septic tank—is an important part of your septic system. Here are a few things you should do to maintain it:
- Do not park on your drainfield
- Do not plant trees or deep-rooted plants near your drainfield
- Keep roof drains, sump pumps, and other rainwater drainage systems away from your drainfield area. Excess water slows down or stops the wastewater treatment process.
By doing these things and regularly having your septic system services and pumped, you can reduce costly repairs and damage from your septic system not working!