3 Tips For Entertaining Guests In Your Home When You Have A Septic System

Septic system are very effective in managing waste for a household, but when you are hosting a large event at your home or welcoming multiple overnight guests, your septic tank may be stressed. Having a septic system in your home does not mean that you can't have a great time with many family members and friends, but it is important to take steps to ensure that having extra people using the system does not cause any septic system back-ups. Use the following tips to keep your septic system in good repair when entertaining a lot of people or having people stay overnight at your home:

Make Sure Everyone is Aware of the Dos and Don'ts of a Septic System

Maintaining a septic system is a little more complicated than a regular municipal sewer system, so it is important that your guests know how to help prevent septic system problems. In addition to mentioning the Dos and Don'ts, you may want to consider placing a small note in the bathrooms of your home mentioning that only toilet paper should be flushed down the toilet. Flushing other items, such as paper towels, baby wipes, or feminine hygiene products can lead to serious problems with your your septic tank, which is probably the last thing that you want when you have guests at your home.

Schedule an Inspection in Advance

When you know that your septic system will be stressed because many extra people will be using your bathrooms, it is in your best interest to schedule a septic inspection in advance. An inspection will ensure that all elements of your septic system are in good repair; if there are any problems, you will have time to get them fixed before you have guests in your home. A septic inspection will also verify the current waste levels in your septic tank-- if the waste level is getting high you may want to schedule a septic tank pumping service so the tank is empty while you have guests.

Consider Renting Portable Bathrooms

If you expect dozens of guests at your event or party, you may want to look into renting portable bathrooms to help ensure that no problems arise with your septic system. There are many companies that rent out very nice portable bathrooms-- many offer flushing toilets and have large water tanks to provide running water so guests can easily wash their hands. 

To learn more, contact a service like Rob's Septic Tanks Inc.