When I started working at my uncle's restaurant, I knew that there were a few things I needed to adjust. First and foremost, I decided to start working on cleaning things up. It had been quite awhile since the place had been cleaned thoroughly, so I focused on sanitation and garbage removal. I hired a trash removal company to come in and remove old equipment, and then we worked on taking special care to deep clean all of the different appliances. It was amazing to see how big of a difference we were able to make. This blog is all about sanitizing your restaurant.
This summer, it is important that you take care of your septic tank. Here are a few things you can do this summer to ensure that your septic tank continues to work effectively.
Be Careful With Your Landscaping
The first thing you need to do is be careful with your landscape. The area around your septic tank is referred to as the drainage field. Your septic tank uses this area to filter the material that is inside of it. The best thing to put on top of your drainage field, if you need to landscape around it, is grass. Grass is an ideal plant to put on top of your septic tank because it has shallow roots that will not interfere with your septic tank operations, and it is not that disruptive to dig up the grass when you need to have your septic tank inspected and pumped every couple of years.
If you want to plant floors on top of your septic tank drainage field, you should install raised beds so that the floors are not sitting right on top of your septic tank system. This will keep their roots away from your septic tank.
Finally, you should not put trees and shrubs that are known to have deep root systems near your septic tank drainage field. Their roots could seek out your septic tank as a source of water, and cause massive damage to your septic tank.
You should also keep all fertilizer away from your septic tank drainage field, as that can interfere with the necessary chemical balance of your drainage field.
Don't Park On Top Of Your Septic Tank
If you are having extra guests over, make sure that they do not park on top of your septic tank drainage field. Rope off or put cones around that area to prevent your extra guests from parking there. When you have a lot of extra people over, let them know where it is safe to park beforehand.
You should also not park season equipment, such as boats, four-wheelers or motor homes on top of your septic tank drainage field.
Motor vehicles of all shapes and sizes, as well as other heavy equipment, can compress the soil on top of your septic system, which will make it harder for the drainage field to work effectively. This can also lead to too much pressure being put on the pipes that connect to your septic tank and can cause them to crack or break.
Pump Your Septic Tank Before Any Big Events
If you will be hosting a large event at your home, such as a wedding, graduation party or anniversary party, where you will be having lots of extra people using your bathroom and staying over at your home, you should have your septic tank pumped before the big event. The last thing you want is your backyard smelling like human waste due to a backed up septic system failing from overuse.
To ease the strain on your septic system, you may also want to consider renting portable toilets for the event. There are now portable toilets you can rent that flush, have running water and look like an ordinary bathroom. This is a great way to ease the strain on your septic tank, especially if you are not able to have it pumped beforehand. Contact a company like Mr Bob for more information or assistance.Share
27 June 2016