It can be a lot of fun to invite family and friends to celebrate together at your home. Whether it is for a reunion, high school graduation, birthday, or a holiday, you will want to make sure that you are taking certain precautions in order to protect your septic tank system. Here are a few things you can do in order to ensure that fun party does not spoil your septic system:
Use Some Portable Toilet Rentals
These can be great for when you are hosting your party outside. Even if the party will be a mix of time outdoors and indoors, having a few portable toilet rentals can be a good idea. The more those are used, the less strain there will be on your septic system. And remember, the more your toilet is flushed, the quicker the tank will fill up, and the sooner you will have to pay to have it pumped.
Leave Reminder Rules For The Bathroom Inside Of The House
Create and print little signs that you can put on the outside of the bathroom door and on the wall next to the toilet.
Some of the rules could include:
- No flushing of feminine hygiene products
- No flushing baby wipes or diapers
- If using a lot of toilet paper, please do a courtesy flush halfway through
Reminding your guests of such rules can help reduce the chances of a clog in the waste water line, or at the point of entry into the septic tank itself.
Rope Off The Yard Space Above The Tank
The more people you invite to your party, the more likely it is that one or more people might have to park in the yard. While that can be fine, you simply want to avoid the parking of vehicles directly over top of your septic tank. Since it is underground and out of sight, your guests will not know where it's at. Therefore, you will want to rope off the section of your yard that covers the septic tank. This is rather important because too much weight on top of the tank can cause it to crack. Once the tank cracks, you will then have a lot of septic waste water in your yard and you will have to spend money to have the tank repaired or replaced.
With those few tips in mind, you will have a much easier time protecting the condition of your septic tank when you have large parties or celebrations. Contact a septic tank maintenance service for more help.