If you like to throw game day parties, your septic system during football season goes through a lot—extra guests, extra cooking, and extra cleaning. Here are a few tips to get your septic system ready and keep it working properly during football season.

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Septic System During Football Season

You know that feeling when your team’s Quarterback is desperately going for the game winning touchdown, no one is open and now he is running out of the pocket about to get bombarded by the opposing team’s defensive line? Yeah, that feeling. That is how your septic system is feeling when under pressure. While it is was built for the number of residents in your household, all these extra guests make for extra work, extra water, and extra waste. Give it a chance this season to keep you, your guests and your wallet happy.

Pregame Rituals

It’s important to get your septic system ready, and we aren’t talking about giving it the pregame pep talk. Hopefully, you have already been frequently inspecting and pumping throughout the years to make sure your system is working correctly. If not, now would be a great time to get your system inspected before it takes on the extra work. In addition, if your tank is becoming full, consider pumping it before the season to give it extra room to work.

Game Time Habits

The game is starting. The friends have arrived. The dip has been served. Here are a few tips for keeping your septic system happy and healthy during game time.

  • Disposable plates. Saves you from doing dishes and your septic from the extra water use.
  • Do not run the dishwasher unless it is completely full. If you decide to use real plates and glasses, wait to run the dishwasher until it is full. If you need a random utensil or plate, hand wash it.
  • Do not pour grease, fat or solids down the drain. This can clog the system or disrupt the bacteria in your septic system. This extends beyond football season!
  • Use septic tank friendly household cleaners. Do not pour any harsh chemicals down the drain as this can disrupt the system’s naturally occurring bacteria.
  • Make guests aware you have a septic system. While you may not want to tell them, make a small sign for the restrooms, so your guests aren’t tempted to flush feminine products or “flushable” wipes down the toilet.
  • Remind guests to avoid parking on your septic system and surrounding drain field.

Make your septic system the MVP this football season by giving it a fighting chance. Remember: proper septic care and use doesn’t begin at game time or end after the 4th quarter. For more information and to schedule an inspection or pumping contact Advanced Septic Services at (352) 242-6100.