If you are planning to host an upcoming event at your home, you could be looking forward to spending time with your loved ones and having a good time. One thing that you might not have thought about yet, however, is how your party could have an effect on your septic system. Your septic system probably isn't designed to handle the influx of people who will be at your home, flushing your toilets and washing their hands, but there are things you can do to protect your system. Follow these tips, and you shouldn't have anything to worry about during your event.
1. Have Your Septic Tank Pumped
First of all, if you haven't had your septic tank pumped lately, go ahead and do it before your big event. Then, you will be able to start over with a fresh tank when you have all of your guests over. Plus, the person who pumps your tank can also inspect it for issues to ensure that it works as well as possible when you have company.
2. Be Easy With Your Own Use
It's best to be careful with how much you use your septic system right before and during the party. Be careful about not washing too many loads of laundry or otherwise overtaxing your system; otherwise, the combination of your heavy use and the heavy use of your guests could be too much for your septic tank and accompanying system.
3. Rent a Portable Toilet
One good option is to rent a portable toilet -- or several portable toilets -- for the big day. Not only will you be able to lessen the impact on your septic system, but you will also help ensure that there is plenty of toilet space for all of your guests. Another positive thing about renting portable toilets is that you can help encourage people to stay outdoors, which can be a good way to keep the mess out of your house.
4. Block Off Your Drain Field Area
It's never a good idea to drive or park on top of your septic tank. Block off this area to prevent people from parking there. You can use a temporary construction fence or caution tape, but a more festive way to do so is to block off the area with streamers, balloons or other decor that suits your party.
You shouldn't have to stress yourself out about your septic tank when enjoying your party and your guests. Luckily, following these four tips during your party can help prevent any issues and can allow you to focus on having a good time instead. To learn more, contact A-1 Sewer Service.