OSSF = On-site Sewage facility ( AKA Septic System )
Do not use the toilet to dispose of cleaning tissues, cigarette butts, and or any other trash. Doing this will cause extra waste water and and impose an undesired solids load on the OSSF Treatment System. --- especially aerobic systems.
Chemical additives, or so called enzymes, are not necessary for the proper operation of a OSSF system. Some of these additives may even be harmful to your OSSF -- especially aerobic systems.
It is highly recommended not to back flush a water softener into a OSSF, this concentration of salt from the water softener can cause corrosion to the system and kill helpful bacteria.--- especially aerobic systems.
Sprinkler Systems - Installing a sprinkler system over a OSSF is not allowed. TCEQ code requires any fresh water to be 10 ft. or more away from a OSSF. Further more it can cause hydraulic stress to the drain field and the OSSF may not operate like it should. I would recommend moving it away from the OSSF.
Call a service professional whenever you experience problems with your system, such as a sewage back up, activated alarms, or surfacing effluent. Do not attempt to clean or perform maintenance. Do not make or allow unauthorized repairs or changes to your system unless first obtaining the proper permits from your governing authority.
Wastewater is heavily laden with bacteria. The surfacing of this liquid constitutes a HEALTH HAZARD to those who might be exposed to it. Call for repairs immediately.
Additions of square footage and/or bedrooms to your home must be permitted with governing authority to maintain a valid License to Operate.
Do keep detailed records about your system, including a map of where it is, and also general information, such as License to Operate, model name, service agreement, records of service visits, and maintenance performed.
By law, the only household water that may be diverted off the septic system is washer machine water. This water, called grey-water, must be discharged through a flexible plastic hose with a lint trap on the end. The discharge/grey-water must not leave he property or create a nuisance. Some jurisdictions no longer allow grey-water diversion.
Roots from trees and shrubbery protruding above the tank or drain field may clog and/or rupture them. Trees that are directly within the vicinity of a concrete septic take have the potential to penetrate the tank as the system ages and the concrete begins to develop cracks and small leaks. Tree roots can cause serious flow problems due to plugging and blockage of drain pipes, added to which the trees themselves tend to expand extremely vigorously due to the ready supply of nutrients from the septic system.
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us at Pro-Tec Septic LLC. 512-614-4444 or email us.
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