There's Fun to Be Had: How to Avoid Septic Problems During Your Backyard Barbecues


Oh, the fun you'll have now that summer is officially here. One of the great things about the warm weather is that there are so many different activities you can enjoy in your own backyard. If your summer plans involve lots of backyard barbecues and get-togethers, it's time to start planning for the extra people. If you have a septic system, this is particularly important, especially if you want to avoid a messy situation. Here are some simple steps you can follow to avoid being left with a mess on your hands this summer.

Take the Bounce Somewhere Else

Bounce houses are great fun for people of all ages. However, when renting bounce houses this summer, you want to make sure you set up in the safest area of the yard. You might have heard that you should never set up your above-ground pool over your septic system, or even park cars over it. However, the same rule applies for your bounce houses. The constant vibration that comes with bounce houses, not to mention the added weight, can destroy your septic system. In fact, it can lead to the total collapse of your seepage field. To avoid those disastrous results, always set up your bounce house on the opposite side of the yard from your septic system.

Provide Alternative Solutions

If you're going to have barbecues all summer long and you're anticipating a lot of extra people, be prepared for the additional bathroom use. All those extra flushes can wreak havoc on your septic system. If you're going to be having house guests for the summer, the additional washing machine usage will only add to the septic issues. To help protect against over-usage this summer, be prepared to provide alternative solutions during your barbecues. One way to do that is to arrange for portable toilets during your busiest barbecues. That way, you can give your septic system a break.

Start With an Empty Tank

Renting portable toilets for you big backyard barbecues might not be your idea of fun, and that's perfectly okay. If you've decided to forego the alternative solution of renting portable toilets, you'll still need to protect your septic system from the dangers of overuse. The best way to do that is to start with an empty tank. Contact a septic service provider like AAA Pumping Service, and arrange to have your septic tanks emptied – even if it's not quite time for the service. Emptying your tanks will allow you to protect your system from overload without the use of portable toilets.


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Building Septic Tanks on New Properties: Tips, Facts and Ideas

Hello and welcome to my blog. My name is Heather, and a few years ago, my partner and I got a very cheap property up in the mountains practically in the middle of nowhere. I knew we had to build, but there were many elements that I overlooked. I never even considered the idea that we wouldn't be connected to a town sewer system for example. However, I learned quickly as we built our septic tank. Through the process, I also researched a lot of alternatives to ensure we got the perfect septic system for our needs. If you are building on a new property and you don't have the option of sewer, this blog has everything you need to know about septic systems. I truly love to help others, and I hope these posts help you.