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Preparing Your Septic Tank for Winter

Posted on February 8, 2023

Winter is here, which means it’s time to protect your septic tank. Cold temperatures, snow, and frost can take a toll on your septic system, so it’s important to take some simple steps to make sure everything is in good working order. 

In this article, we discuss how to prepare your septic tank like a pro.

Check for leaks

Let’s start with the basics. The first step to protecting your septic tank is to check for leaks. This is important because a leaky tank not only wastes water but also contributes to water pollution. So, look for any signs of water around the tank, including puddles or wet ground. If you find anything, get it fixed as soon as possible.

Insulate pipes

Here’s a pro tip for you: insulating pipes can prevent them from freezing during extremely cold weather. Trust us, you don’t want to deal with burst pipes in the middle of winter. So, wrap your pipes in foam or fibreglass insulation, and make sure to secure it with duct tape.

Clear any blockages 

Blocked pipes are the bane of every septic tank owner’s existence. To avoid any backups, it’s important to ensure that your septic tank is free from blockages before winter. If you notice any slow-moving drains or unpleasant odours, don’t hesitate to call Wildon’s. We’ll have your septic tank cleaned and inspected in no time.

Limit water usage

During the winter months, it’s important to conserve water to reduce the strain on your septic tank. That means limiting water usage during peak hours and making sure that your home is leak-free. And, if you’re looking for a fun way to conserve water, try taking shorter showers or turning off the tap when brushing your teeth.

Consider a professional septic tank maintenance 

To ensure that your septic tank is in good working order, it’s a good idea to have it professionally inspected and cleaned. A professional septic tank maintenance service will not only check for leaks, blockages, and damage but also give you peace of mind that your septic tank is protected over the winter. And, if you’re like most homeowners, you’ll appreciate not having to deal with any sudden septic tank emergencies.

Book a professional septic tank maintenance service today and make sure your septic tank is ready for winter. Our experienced technicians will inspect, clean, and repair your septic tank, so you can sit back and relax, knowing that everything is under control. Contact us today to avoid any septic tank surprises this winter.

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