Maintaining Your Restaurant's Septic System

As a restaurant owner, it is your responsibility to ensure that all of your equipment is properly maintained and functioning correctly. This includes the septic system, which can be tricky to manage. Below are a few tips on how to properly maintain your restaurant's septic system so that you can keep it running smoothly for years to come.

Regularly Pump Out Your Septic Tank

One of the most important aspects of proper septic maintenance is regularly pumping out your septic tank. Most tanks should be pumped out every three to five years, depending on their size and usage level. The frequency of pumping will also depend on how many people use the bathroom in your restaurant or commercial facility. The more people who use the bathroom, the more often you'll need to pump out the tank. It’s important that you don't wait too long between pumpings—otherwise, you risk overflowing and damaging your entire system. Fuller-Wente, Inc has the experience to handle any task regarding your septic system, and would be happy to connect with you on any questions you might have about the process! 

Avoid Using Excessive Chemicals

Another important tip for maintaining your septic system is avoiding excessive use of chemicals and cleaners in toilets and drains. These products may seem like they will help clean things better, but they can actually cause major damage to the pipes in your plumbing system by corroding them from within over time. Instead of using these harsh chemicals, opt for eco-friendly alternatives such as baking soda or vinegar for cleaning purposes.

Monitor What Goes Down The Drains

Finally, it’s important that you monitor what goes down the drains in your restaurant's kitchen and bathroom sinks. Grease buildup can easily clog up pipes, leading to expensive repairs down the line. Make sure that all grease and food waste are disposed of properly rather than going down the drain - this includes fat, oil, butter and other food residues that can build up over time if not monitored carefully. Additionally, never flush anything besides toilet paper down a toilet as this could lead to serious blockages or overflows in your system! 

Proper maintenance of a restaurant’s septic system is essential for keeping it running smoothly with minimal issues or repairs needed over time. It’s important that you regularly pump out tanks according to size/usage levels; avoid using harsh chemicals; and monitor what goes down drains - especially grease buildup - at all times in order to prevent any major problems from occurring. Taking these steps will ensure that your restaurant's septic system remains working optimally for years into the future! If you are looking for a professional company to assist you in these matters, reach out to the team at Fuller-Wente, Inc! Our experts are standing by to help with all your septic needs.