Septic Cleaning Time

If you’re living out in the country like my lovely wife and I do here in Northern Ontario, then chances are you’ve got yourself a septic tank. And let me tell you, it’s mighty important to keep that thing clean and well-maintained if you want to avoid any nasty surprises!

Now, I don’t mean to sound like your momma, but you really shouldn’t be dumpin’ any old thing down that septic tank. Sure, it might seem like an easy way to get rid of stuff, but trust me, it ain’t worth the trouble in the long run. You don’t want to be dealin’ with a backed-up septic tank, believe me.

So what kind of things should you avoid dumping down there? Well, for starters, anything that’s not biodegradable. That means no plastics, no chemicals, like bleach and no non-organic materials. Those things won’t break down like the good ol’ natural stuff, and they’ll just clog up your system faster than you can say, “holy crap!”

And speaking of crap, you should also avoid putting any non-human waste down there. No, I ain’t talking about your dog’s poop (although you should really be picking that up anyway!). I’m talkin’ about stuff like , baby wipes, and other personal hygiene products. Those things don’t break down like toilet paper does, and they’ll just build up over time.

Now, if you’re like me, you might be thinkin’, “but why should I bother getting my septic tank cleaned out if I’m not puttin’ anything bad in there?” Well, let me tell you, even if you’re doing everything right, your septic tank is still gonna fill up eventually. And when it does, you’re going to have yourself a mess on your hands. Trust me, you don’t want that.

So how often should you be getting that septic tank cleaned out, you ask? Well, that really depends on a few factors, like how big your tank is, how many people are using it, and how much water you’re using. As a general rule of thumb, though, most folks should be gettin’ their septic tanks pumped every 3-5 years or so. If you’re not sure when the last time yours was pumped, it’s probably a good idea to get it checked out.

And speaking of getting your septic tank pumped, guess what? I just had ours done today! Yup, I called up the local septic tank pumpin’ guy and had ’em come on out. It didn’t take ’em too long, and now I can rest easy knowin’ my septic tank is good as new.

So there you have it, folks. Take it from me, a country boy who’s been dealing with septic tanks his whole life – it’s important to keep that thing clean and well-maintained if you want to avoid any messy problems. So don’t go dumping anything down there that shouldn’t be, and make sure to get it pumped out every few years or so. Trust me, your nose (and your wallet) will thank you in the long run!

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