Top 10 Don'ts for your Septic System in Wilton, CT 06897

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Real Estate Broker/Owner with Dagny's Real Estate

Here are the top ten things you NEVER do in Wilton, CT in order to take good care of your septic system....

 

Top 10 Don'ts for your Septic System

 

1. Don't do all your laundry in one day-spread it out though-out the week

2. Don't have leaky faucets or running toilets-get them repaired

3. Don't run the dishwasher and washing       machine at the same time

4. Don't flush anything other than toilet paper

5. Don't put paint or household chemicals down the drain

6. Don't park cars or trucks over septic or build patios, decks, sheds or sports courts over it.

7. Don't drain water from pools or hot tubs into your septic

8. Don't waste water - Use low-flow faucets and showerheads

9. Don't use powder detergents or liquid Tide (sorry, Tide, but you are bad for a system...)

10. Don't have any tree roots growing into septic area- get the roots removed

 

 

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Richard Burge Realty/ Burge Homes
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The biggest on is have the system pumped every two years if you do any the of 10 don't.

Mar 25, 2013 10:24 PM #1
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Stanley Stepak
Howard Hanna - Avon Lake, OH - Avon Lake, OH
Realtor - Avon Lake, Avon, Bay Village, Westlake,

great advise.  There are many people moving into those septic system homes for the first time and though this may be common sense, it is not to many people.

Mar 25, 2013 10:24 PM #2
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Janis Borgueta
Key Properties of the Hudson Valley - Newburgh, NY
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Great info for you clients. We have mostly septic in my area and many people don't have a clue how to live with one.

Mar 25, 2013 10:25 PM #3
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Gwen Fowler-CRS- 864-638-3599 SC Mountains & Lakes--
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In our area we add another don't, Don't put oil and grease down the drain.  They solidify and make the system clog up.  In our red clay a system will work with no help for 30-50 years if you follow the don'ts.

Mar 25, 2013 10:47 PM #4
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Dagny Eason
Dagny's Real Estate - Wilton, CT
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Richard - Thanks!   I agree - great one to add to it!

Stan my man - Great advice, as so many who have lived with septic systems still don't know these rules...

Janis - Right!    It is our job to at least give them some info....

Gwen - You are so right!  I think that rule applies everywhere!

Mar 25, 2013 11:04 PM #5
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John G. Johnston
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Dagny  #11.  Don't use a garbage disposal.  Great list!  We live in rural Colorado and everyone has a septic outside of town.

Apr 09, 2013 12:41 AM #6
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John - You are right!  No garbage disposal....

Apr 09, 2013 01:19 AM #7
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Lisa Friedman
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Dagny, these are great tips.  I have been guilty of using the garbage disposal with the septic - sparingly.

Jun 09, 2013 06:50 AM #8
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