Having A Big Party? Here's How To Prevent Problems With Your Septic System


If you are having a big party at your home, you are probably looking forward to spending time with your family and friends. Although you might have thought of other potential problems, such as having a big mess to clean up or figuring out parking, one thing that you might not have thought about is your septic system.

However, you should know that your regular-sized septic system could be overloaded if you have a lot of people in your home, using your bathroom and washing their hands. Luckily, there are things that you can do to prevent this damage.

Follow these tips, and you can focus on the fun of your party instead of thinking about your septic tank and system:

Have Your Septic Tank Pumped First

If you haven't had your septic tank pumped in a while, it's a good idea to have it pumped now. Then, you won't have to worry as much about it overflowing, and your septic system professional can inspect your system to ensure that you don't have anything to worry about.

Keep Parking Away from Your Septic Tank

Don't let your guests park on top of your septic tank. Otherwise, the added weight could damage it. Consider blocking off the area with cones, flags, rope or caution tape. To make things more festive, you could use streamers and balloons instead.

Make a Sign

It would be awkward to have this type of conversation with your guests, so consider putting a small handwritten or printed sign in your bathroom that asks female guests not to flush their sanitary products down the toilet. Otherwise, a clog could occur.

Avoid Using Too Much Water Beforehand

The day before your big party is not a good day to overload your septic system with water, so avoid doing a lot of laundry or anything else that could put a major strain on your system. Save these things for a few days after your party to avoid any problems.

Rent Portable Potties

If your party is going to be really big, consider renting a few portable potties. Not only will this help reduce the strain on your septic system, but it will also ensure that there is always a bathroom available when a guest needs one.

Many people don't think about it, but a big party really can put a strain on your septic system. Luckily, following these tips should help. To learn more, contact a company like AAA Septic Tank Service with any questions or concerns you have.


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