Tips & Helpful Information for NH Septic Systems

Get Your NH Septic Tanked Pumped FrequentlyReduce the accumulation of sludge and materials that can cause your septic system to fail.Avoid Common Culprits to System FailureProper care and maintenance of your NH septic system is critical to ensuring your system’s proper function. In addition to proper care, there are other common activities that we should be mindful of in our daily lives.Garbage DisposalsTake care when using your garbage disposal in NH. While convenient, frequent use of garbage disposals significantly increases the accumulation of sludge and scum in septic tanks and can result in the need for more frequent pumping.Household Chemicals and ToxinsOil-based paints, solvents, and large volumes of toxic cleaners should not be put down the drain or flushed. Remember that your NH septic system contains a living collection of organisms that digest and treat waste.Major Leaks and High Water Demand AppliancesSome appliances, water softeners, and toilets unnecessarily pump water into septic systems. Outdated and inefficient systems can send hundreds of gallons of water to septic tanks, causing agitation of solids and excess flow to drain fields. This can be prevented through proactive maintenance such as fixing leaks (especially leaky old toilets) and updating/replacing old appliances or water treatment systems with newer water efficient models. Another solution is to check with a Lakes Region Septic licensed plumbing professional about alternative routing for high water demand appliances.Hot TubsHot tubs may be a great way to relax, but when it comes to emptying them, your septic system should be avoided. Emptying a hot tub into your septic system stirs the solids in the tank, pushing them into the drain field, causing it to clog and fail. Drain cooled hot tub water onto turf or landscaped areas far away from your NH septic tank and drain field, and in accordance with local regulations. Use the same caution when draining swimming pools.Improper Design or InstallationThe proper design and installation of a septic system is essential for it to correctly function. A home’s groundwater table, soil composition, and a properly leveled drain field are just a few factors to ensure a well-functioning septic system.  Lakes Region Septic works with highly preferred Land Tech Surveying Company.Trusted for Professionally Designed Septic SystemsLearn more about installing and maintaining your septic system by visiting Lakes Region Septic’s Tips & Information page.  Find out the do’s and don’ts and about the proper installation and function of septic systems for safely managed domestic waste.Read more on waste water engineeringWhat is a Septic System?What is good for a septic system?What is bad for a septic system?How often should our septic tank be pumped?What is a leach field?Read New Hampshire Division of Public Health Services Septic Systems