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The Dos and Don’ts of Septic Systems

A septic system is a small-scale sewage treatment system common in areas with no connection to main sewage pipes provided by local governments or private corporations. If you have a septic system, there are some things you should know to help keep it running effectively:


DO NOT pour cooking grease or oil down the sink or toilet.


DO put cooking grease or oil into a container to harden before discarding in the trash.


DO limit (or eliminate) the use of a garbage disposal.


DO NOT rinse coffee grounds into the sink.


DO NOT pour household chemicals down the sink or toilet.


DO NOT flush anything other toilet paper down the toilet, like feminine hygience products, condoms, dental floss, diapers, cigarette butts, cat little, paper towels, pharmaceuticals, etc.. DO dispose of them in the trash can.


DO NOT park or drive on your drainfield.


DO NOT plant trees or shrubs too close to your drainfield.


DO consult JMAC Plumbing and Air Conditioning—your Las Vegas Air Conditioning and Plumbing specialists—to help you identify where to safely drive/park/plant.


DO Stagger the use of water-generating appliances. DO NOT use them at the same.


DO fix plumbing leaks when you become aware of them.


DO have your system inspected at last every three years and have the tank pumped every three-five years.

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