5. Prepare Your Septic System for Vacation
Summertime wouldn’t be complete without a well-deserved vacation (and an escape from the heat and tourists). Maybe you’re leaving for two days, or perhaps you’ll be gone for the entire summer. In any case, it’s essential to prep your house and septic system.
Think about inspecting your plumbing for leaks. If you think you have one in your house, take care of it before you leave. Otherwise, you could risk-return from vacay to water damage.
Is your septic system due for a check-up? Maybe a pump? Do this sooner than later. Dealing with a broken pipe or leaking septic tank while on vacation is not ideal.
You may be leaving town to avoid the rainy season. In this case, you should consider prepping your house for heavy rainfall. Take a look at the next item on our list.
6. Prepare for Heavy Rain
Clermont in the summer sees a lot of rain and tropical storms. Each year is different than the last. With hurricane season on the horizon, one crucial summer septic tip is preparing for the rain.
Being up to date on your septic maintenance is vital for this preparation. Consider scheduling a pumping before a storm. And, inspect your system’s covers and inspection ports. They should be sealed tight.
Keep water flow away from your septic system. Inspect your rain gutters to make sure they are still working correctly. Clear them of debris. Re-position them if you need to.
But, there is more to managing your septic system in the event of a storm. Look at our previous post on septic care during the rainy season in Clermont to be fully prepared.