With the arrival of the coldest months of the year and the holidays, your septic system requires special care. While proper septic tank maintenance is always important, certain elements change this time of year. Be prepared by heeding these winter septic system tips in Marysville.
Insulate Your Tank
Insulate your septic system during the colder months so it doesn’t freeze over. Allow the grass covering your septic tank to grow out for an added layer of protection. You can also lay mulch over the area. This cover helps the system retain heat.
Don’t Put Off Pumping
If you’re tempted to try to make it through the winter without having your tank pumped, think again. It’s better to pump your tank before the new year. It can be hard to located the tank in snow, and it’s harder to dig into frozen ground. You’ll also have 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. If you know a cold front is coming, make sure you keep water moving through your system. Daily activities like showering, doing laundry, and washing dishes should prevent freezing. Be alert for long periods where the water isn’t being used when it’s cold.
Need Winter Septic System Help in Marysville?
When you need professional assistance with your septic system this winter, contact The Septic Group of the greater Snohomish county. We offer all types of septic service, including septic system installation. Visit our website for current promotions or contact us to schedule an appointment. Ask about our free quote offer today!
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