Winter Tips for Your Septic System

winter septic systemThe colder months of the year have finally arrived! Whether you love snow or hate it, it’s time to begin thinking about your septic system. While proper septic tank maintenance should always be a priority, certain elements change when the winter months hit. Obviously, you’ll still need to have any needed septic inspections or septic tank pumping completed during this time. To help you prepare, here are several great tips to keep in mind this winter!

Use a Protective Cover

When temperatures drop, it’s not impossible for your entire septic system to freeze. This is something you absolutely do not want to happen. To prevent freezing, it’s a good idea to place a protective cover over your tank, drain field, mound, or trench. This cover will help the system retain heat.

Don’t Put Off Pumping

You may be tempted to try to make it through the winter without having your tank pumped. This is a bad idea. If it’s time for septic tank pumping, schedule your regular appointment with a septic tank professional. This will give you additional room in your tank so, if it does freeze, there will be no damage done to your septic system.

Keep Water Moving

Moving water usually doesn’t freeze; so if you know a cold front is coming, make sure you keep water moving through your system every day. Daily activities like showering, doing laundry, and washing dishes should prevent freezing, but be alert for long lulls in water usage when it’s cold.

Need Help with Your Septic System?

If you need professional assistance with your septic system this winter, contact Snohomish Septic Service of the greater Snohomish county. We offer a wide variety of services, including septic system installation. Visit our website for current promotions or call (360) 310–4430 to schedule an appointment. Remember to ask about our free quote offer!

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