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For years, Macamaux Septic Pumping has been helping homeowners maintain their septic systems, preventing thousands of dollars in catastrophic damage and subsequent replacement of their systems. We offer 24/7 emergency service, honest,friendly, and prompt service of septic systems. Septic systems are living organisms, and should be treated as such. Routine maintenance is critical; we’ll evaluate your system, make sure it’s operating efficiently, and take your crap for less!

Septic System Owner Guidelines

While routine maintenance every few years is critical, there are daily precautions that you can take to help your septic system function properly.

To flush or not to flush?

Aside from wastewater, toilet paper is the only other thing that should be flushed. Using the toilet to dispose of items such as sanitary products, paper towels, disposable diapers, cigarette butts, and even tissues will harm your septic tank and cause you to need pump-outs more often.

Don’t put food down your sink!

Septic systems are not intended to dispose of food waste, coffee grounds, grease, or fat, and, in fact, they will harm the septic tank. Try using a compost pile for non-meat food waste; it will help you avoid paying for unnecessary septic system repairs.

Don’t use a kitchen garbage disposal.

Having a garbage disposal doesn’t make food waste, grease, or fat any easier for your system to handle. If you do use a garbage disposal, it;s especially important that you have a larger than normal tank, that it has an effluent screen, and that you pump out more frequently.

Don’t rinse toxic materials down your sink or toilet.

Pouring disinfectants, large amounts of bleach, drain cleaning products, oils, and other chemicals down your sink, bathtub, or toilet will damage your septic system. Even rinsing paintbrushes in the sink or toilet allows enough paint to travel to your tank that the tank’s function can be impaired.

Reduce and balance our water usage.

Water conservation protects your septic system because it reduces the load of wastewater your system has to handle. It also will save you money on water bills, and with a little practice, it’s easy to do. Repair leaky faucets and toilets, install low-flow water fixtures, and turn off the water while brushing your teath or shaving. Balancing water usage, like multiple loads of laundry, throughout the week will reduce clogs.

About Septic System Additives

With over 1200 products currently on the market, many homeowners have concerns and questions regarding septic tank additives. The position of URI Cooperative Extension’s Onsite Wastewater Training Center is that additives are not necessarily beneficial to septic tanks and may in fact, be harful. Instead of spending money on additives, they recommend that you use the money for regular septic system inspection and maintenance; this is the best solution to enxtending the life of your septic system.