Even though Colorado is notorious for long winters, sometimes even snowing through May, it’s important to prepare your septic system for spring. Especially because when the rain starts to pick up and the snowstorms come to an end, it can add excess stress on your septic system if you’re not prepared.
In this blog, we will discuss how to properly care for your septic system and ensure it’s ready for the springtime showers. If you’re experiencing any issues throughout the year, you can also use these steps below to identify an issue.
Prepare Your Septic System for Spring
Adjust the Downspouts
Once winter is over and spring is in the air, you should check the downspouts on your gutter to make sure they aren’t damaged from the harsh winter weather. If they are damaged, you’ll want to get them replaced as soon as possible. Also make sure they’re facing away from your septic system and the leach field in order to avoid flooding when it rains.
Check the Sprinkler Lines & Heads
Along the same note as your downspouts, you will want to also check your sprinkler lines and heads for any leaks or damage. If you have broken or leaky lines that need to be repaired, it could lead to flooding or other issues with your leach field and system.
Examine the Ground for Settling
You’ll want to examine the ground around your septic tank and leach field to ensure there is no sign of settling. Settling is when the foundation changes and sinks overtime due to weather or other environmental factors. If you notice the ground is starting to sink, you could experience some issues with your system so it’s important to call in a professional.
Inspect the Tank Filter & Leach Field
Take the time to inspect your septic tank filter to make sure it isn’t clogged or blocked with debris or any other build up caused by the winter storms. You should also examine your leach field for flooding or pooling. If you notice standing water in your leach field, then you’ll need to call a septic company immediately.
Get Your Septic Tank Pumped
It’s very important to have your septic tank pumped on a regular basis. One of the best times to schedule that service is after all the snow melts and the ground thaws. You should schedule this service every two to three years, depending on your tank. This will ensure your system is fully functional and in optimal condition at all times.
When you’re ready to schedule your septic pumping service, contact Front Range Septic at 970-302-0457.