Tips for Maintaining Your Home Aeration System

Are you considering installing a home aeration system? If so, you’ll want to be familiar with how you should best maintain it and what types of repairs or service it might require. The following tips will help bring you up to speed. Then, when you’re ready for aeration service and repair in Bethel, OH, contact Gullett Sanitation Services Inc. for professional service and expertise you can trust!

Are there any household items that could harm my aeration system?

Yes, you should pay close attention to the items that you and your family members flush down the toilet or pour into drains. Aeration systems are specifically intended to process only toilet paper and domestic wastewater.

The following is a partial list of some items that you should avoid flushing or pouring down the drain:

  • Cigarette butts
  • Food of any type
  • Kitty litter
  • Excessive amounts of household cleaners
  • Bleach
  • Toilet cleaners and drain cleaners
  • Diapers and wipes
  • Feminine products
  • Paper towels
  • Oils, fats and greases

Can I use as much water as I want after I have an aeration system installed?

Experts recommend keeping any unnecessary water use to a minimum to help ensure that the system does not become overwhelmed. This includes making a point to fix any running toilets or sinks with leaks as soon as possible.

Also, you might want to avoid actions such as doing large amounts of laundry in one day. When increased quantities of water enter the aeration system at a high volume, the system may become overwhelmed and less able to maintain the proper amount of bacteria for effective functioning.

Do I need to pay attention to what objects are placed near my aeration system?

Yes, it’s a good idea to ensure that the entire aeration system can be reached at any time. To this end, don’t cover it up with building projects, allow any vegetation to grow on top of this area or begin landscaping work that could extend to the area where your system is located.

How do I know when and how often my aeration system can be pumped?

A service and repair professional can provide guidance about how often you should have this service performed based on the model of your system and your household’s usage. A good basic estimate is every two to five years, and generally, when the aerobic tank is around 50 or 60 percent filled with sludge, a pumping is likely in order. If you do not have routine system pumping performed, your aeration system will function less effectively, potentially leading to expensive and annoying backups.

Once you’ve had your aeration system installed, don’t wait until you have a potential question or issue to contact a professional for aeration service and repair in Bethel, OH. Gullett Sanitation Services Inc. is proud to perform a wide range of services incorporating all aspects of wastewater management, including service and repair of home aeration systems, mobile dewatering of sludge and slurries using belt filter presses, biosolids permitting and consulting services, transportation of non-hazardous wastewater and removal of sludge from waste lagoons. For high-quality service you can trust, call us today to schedule a consultation!

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