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Your System Will Give You Fewer Problems...

NJ Septic Care
  • IF the system is not overloaded — The average single-family home uses 70 gallons of water per day. Any addition to this will overwhelm the drainfield with effluent that has not been processed. Worse, solids can pass to the field, reducing its life.
  • IF harmful items are not flushed down the toilet — Chemicals, hair dye, cleaning products can disturb the ecological balance in your tank. Chemicals such as this can harm the bacteria in your tank and drainfield, and your system will not be able to do its job.
  • IF all passageways remain free and clear — Objects flushed down the toilet, even accidentally can obstruct the flow of waste to your onsite septic system. Tree roots can grow into the lines causing an obstruction, so do not plant near your onsite system.
  • IF solids do not pass on to the field — If the system processes the volume of waste it was designed for, you will have no problems. If overloaded, due to extra houseguests, extra laundry loads, solids can pass from the tank to the drainfield, a worst-case scenario as this will plug the field, rendering it inoperable

What Can We Do?

In a nutshell, use water sparingly. Here is a list of things you can do in each room of your house to make a positive impact on your system:

Septic Care Tips

  • In The Bathroom
    • Toilet
      • Install a toilet that uses 1.6 gallons or less per flush
      • Put a full milk jug in the tank of the toilet to take up space
      • Make sure the toilet does not leak and flapper seats securely
      • Do not use soft cottony toilet paper or wipes
    • Shower
      • Limit showers to 10 minutes. 1 per person per day or less
      • Installing a "water-saver" shower head
      • Alternate use with dishwasher and washing machine
    • Sink
      • Install faucet aerator to save water
      • Do not rinse dye or cleaning products down the drain
  • In The Kitchen
    • Sink
      • Faucet aerators to save water
      • Do not pour grease or chemicals down the sink
      • Do not connect a water softener system to septic
      • Use of a garbage disposal is not recommended
    • Dishwasher
      • Regulate use, do not use "extra rinse"
      • Wash larger items by hand to reduce the number of loads
      • Alternate use with shower and washing machine
  • In The Laundry
    • Washer
      • Select an adequate load size
      • Alternate use with the shower and dishwasher