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Septic System Do's

  • Do spread laundry use over the week rather than many loads on one day.
  • Do make a permanent record of where the key parts of your septic system are located for future maintenance (i.e. septic pumping service or field repairs).
  • Do have septic pumping service regularly.
  • Do keep the records of septic pumping service and septic system maintenance.
  • Do use water-conserving devices where possible. Low flush toilets and showerheads are commonly available.
  • Do have manually cleaned lint traps on your washing machine.
  • Do check any pumps, siphons, or other moving parts of your system regularly.
  • Do remove or prevent trees with large root systems growing near the leach field.
  • Do keep surface water from upslope or from roof drains away from the leach field.
  • Do check your interceptor drain regularly to ensure that it is free flowing.
  • Run water regularly in seldom used drains such as sinks, tubs, showers, etc. to avoid noxious gasses from building up and causing odors inside.

Septic System Dont's

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Charles, Just wanted to thank you for excellent service that you provided. Normally when you call for service on a Sunday, you get an answering service...maybe. But, when I called, you answered, listened to my problem, and even showed up the same day despite the pouring rain, you quickly diagnosed the problem, got the pump back in service, and provided me with some tips on what to do "next time" hoping that there is not a next time for a long while.
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BlackWater Septic is a family-owned and -operated business. We offer residential and commercial septic pumping services seven days a week. We strive to offer our customers the best possible service. We appreciate our customers, and offer service on Sundays and holidays for no additional charge. From septic pumping to full repairs, BlackWater Septic has highly trained licensed technicians, standing by to serve you 24 hours a day.

  • Don’t overload the septic system with high volumes of water.​
  • Don’t connect basement sump pumps to the on-site septic system.
  • Don’t connect backwash from water treatment devices directly to the on-site septic system without professional advice.
  • Don’t use a garbage disposal. Chopped up food particles do not break down in the septic tank and can make their way out into your leach field lines causing clogs.
  • Don’t allow large amounts of fats, chemicals, or solvents to enter the septic system; don’t allow any plastics to enter.
  • Don’t enter a septic tank without proper ventilation. A second person is required to be present above ground and other requirements by law are met for confined spaces. Sewer gasses can be fatal.
  • Don’t allow vehicles or heavy equipment to drive over or park on the leach field. This may compact the soil and crush the piping.
  • Don’t plant anything over the leach field except grass. Especially do not cover the septic tank or leach field with asphalt or concrete or other impermeable material.
  • Don’t put in a separate pipe to carry wash waters to a side ditch or woods. These “greywaters” also contain disease- carrying organisms.
  • Above all else- DON’T wait for signs of failure. Check the septic system regularly.