How to save money when working on your septic tank?
When it comes to septic tanks, any repair is often costly and unfortunately necessary. Having your septic tank break down is not only inconvenient, but can render your home unliveable if it gets to the point where you can’t use your plumbing at all.
Saving money when it comes to your septic system can happen but it’s best done with preventative measures. Trying to cut corners or buy cheaper products for your tank will often only result in more repairs and replacements sooner rather than later. Preventative measures though, can save you a bundle.
For one, your septic tank should be inspected and pumped regularly. Don’t leave routine maintenance like this to the last minute or only invest in it when a problem has already occurred. Regular inspections and pumping may cost you a couple hundred, but will save you big bucks down the line if you ignore it and suddenly have to consider investing in a septic tank rebuild kit or new drain field.
Another way to save money is to be more efficient with your water usage. Overloading your system with loads of grey water will only tax it and fill it faster. Use efficient toilets and showerheads to cut down on the amount of water used day to day and also consider faucet aerators and high efficiency appliances to make cleaning a breeze without using tons of water.
If something does break on your septic tank, see if you can replace parts of the broken machinery instead of replacing the whole part. Things like septic tan aerators can be quite expensive, especially if they’re high quality. Septic tank rebuild kits or repair kits purchased from the manufacturer are a fraction of the cost of a whole new part and will allow you to replace things like the gasket or O-ring and have you back in action in short order.
If you do require in-depth repairs to a part of your septic system or you’re simply uncomfortable with the concept of doing the work yourself, call a certified professional and spend the extra money to keep your stress levels down and to prevent you from breaking anything further.