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.
Apart from the scheduled septic maintenance, no one wants to deal with their septic tank after installation, due to its contents. However, it is important to follow specific rules if you own a pet and don't want to face septic problems. So, take your time to understand how living with a pet can affect the septic system to avoid any issues that may increase the need for septic pumping. Below are ways your pet may be affecting your septic tank.
1. Pet Corpses
Most people with small pets, such as goldfish, immediately think of flushing their corpses down the toilet instead of burying them. However, these small animals don't immediately decompose when they get to the tank. Instead, they might be caught in the septic tank's filters, increasing the risk of blockage. Furthermore, even those animals that pass through these filters have bones that don't decompose easily and remain there for years. Additionally, the decomposing bodies of these animals introduce new forms of bacteria that may interfere with how the system breaks down solid waste. When this happens, solid waste will keep accumulating, and you will likely deal with issues such as sewage backup. So, the best thing to do when your pet dies is to bury it so it can decompose naturally, instead of flushing it down the toilet.
2. Pet Cleaning
When living with a pet in your house, you will want to clean your pet. The first place you will likely consider cleaning your pet is in your bathroom. However, this might not be the ideal setting since your animal likely sheds a lot of fur as you clean it. Unfortunately, allowing this fur to flow into the septic tank increases its chances of clogging. Additionally, not all pet cleaning products are friendly for your septic system. Some of them have harmful chemicals that may kill the bacteria in your septic tank. Without these bacteria, your septic tank will not break down the solid waste, causing it to overflow and require pumping. Therefore, use a drain stopper to collect your pet's hair and use chemical-free products when cleaning your animal.
3. Pet Waste
It can be tempting to flush your pet's waste down your toilet. However, pet waste does not have the same composition as human waste, especially cat waste. Your cat's waste may harden after a short while and affect your system if you flush it down into your septic tank. It is also important to keep cat litter away from your toilet. Otherwise, this waste might clump up and block the drains or cause septic tank problems.
If you are not careful with your pet's care and hygiene, you will continually experience issues with your septic tank. Fortunately, septic tank professionals can tell you when your pet is causing issues with your septic tank. If you have pets, strive to avoid these mistakes to ensure that you only have to hire professionals for routine septic tank cleaning.
For more information, contact a septic tank service in your area.Share
25 March 2022