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The Importance of Commercial Septic System Maintenance

Keeping a septic system in your home is vital. The quality of your life depends on that. If your business has a septic system and it’s been neglected, your reputation might be in danger on a thin line. It’s only a matter of time before one of the following happens…

Scary Scenarios Happen To Those Who Neglect Septic Systems

Did you know anyone larger than life, and then they just died out of the blue? Someone who seemed unshakeable, and then some minor issue caused them problems?

Commercial septic systems aren’t much different than that. People take them for granted until it’s too late. And then problems occur. Here are some of them. We hope that will help you realize that you must show some care to your system.

Slow Draining

The leading cause of problems in commercial septic systems is improper usage. In other words, people usually cause most of the damage by flushing oils and non-biodegradable materials. That includes tampons, diapers, wet tissues, etc. Even though it’s common sense to throw a diaper in the garbage instead of the toilet, many ignore it.

All that non-degradable stuff has nowhere to go. It just piles up in the tank. And piles. And piles.

Of course, you don’t see that. But you notice that water doesn’t drain as fast as it used to. That’s the moment to ask your plumber to do a tank inspection. Because if you don’t, it’s only a matter of time before you face something awful.


Overflowing of septic systems happens because of poor design, drainage, or lack of maintenance. If your septic system has been built well, the people who use it are responsible for your trouble.

As mentioned, non-degradable materials pile up and prevent drainage. The pressure and volume grow, so water has no choice but to knock back into your building.

But the problem is that it never knocks. It just breaks in and damages whatever it touches. Water alone is dangerous; water from the septic system is pretty much poisonous.

And there’s another way to turn your septic tank into a smelly, toxic geyser…

Flushing chemicals that kill bacteria in the tank is equally dangerous as non-degradable materials. Now imagine what happens when you combine both. It shortens the system’s lifespan and causes a lot of embarrassment (and expenses).

Root Damage

Overflows are the scariest thing for commercial septic system owners, but luckily, they don’t happen that often. It takes time to clog and/or fill the septic tank. Yet, trees don’t need that much time to smell water.

When a tree senses moisture around your pipes, its roots start growing in that direction. Trees are equally rude as water, so they don’t knock. They penetrate through the pipes and cause leaks.

We recommend people avoid planting trees close to their tanks or drainage pipes. But if there’s no other way, it’s not the end of the world. Roots are easy to keep under control with a regular checkup. And that leads us to crucial information for every commercial septic system owner.

How To Be Sure Your Commercial Septic System is Healthy?

We could give you a list of tips, but the issue with commercial systems is that you can’t control what people flush and what they do. However, it’s advisable to use water-efficient toilets and other equipment. Letting everyone know that flushing rocks, twigs, and tampons are forbidden is also good, but you can never be sure.

At least not if you don’t have a trustworthy plumber who comes to inspect your system. Having regular checkups lets you monitor any changes in the system. And if your plumber is good, that’s the best way to prevent all septic problems. And if you’re in our area, you’re just one call away from booking the best Lawrenceville, GA, plumbing team.