RECOMMENDATIONS ON: PUMPING
A household with 1 to 2 adults, I recommend pumping every 4 to 6 years.
A household with 1 to 2 adults, and 1 to 3 children I recommend pumping every 2 to 3 years.
RECOMMENDATIONS ON: ADDITIVES
On this topic I must start by stating that these are my views on additives. Some septic pumpers do not believe in the benefit of using additives.
Septic systems will create there own bacteria (This is why some septic pumpers do not believe in adding additives).
Depending on how septic systems are used: number of residence in the household
, chemicals, anti-bacterial soaps & detergents
and other household products
, will determine how well your natural bacteria will thrive or die.
A household of 1 to 2 adults, over 95% of the time I do not
recommend using any additives.
A household of 1 to 2 adults with 2 to 3 children, about 95% of the time I do
What should and should not go into your septic tank
Besides toilet paper (that's a no-brainer). A good rule of thumb to go by is (If it doesn't go through you first, it shouldn't go into your septic tank).
Raw food (Garbage disposal), wipes of any kind (baby-wipes - disinfecting wipes - etc), condoms, feminine applicators, hand grenades, boa constrictors, unicorns. This list goes on forever. I recommend just using the "Rule of Thumb" It's a lot easier.