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Do’s And Don’ts


Use a good quality bacterial product.
Doing laundry over several days will help conserve water and not over load your system.
Repair all water leaks and drips, even a small drip can equal a lot of excess water entering your system over a 24 hour period.
Keep gutter down spouts pointed away from your septic system.
Have your tank(s) pumped every 2 to 4 years.
Keep tank(s) accessible.
Educate your family on the proper use of a septic system.
If your system has an outlet filter make sure it is cleaned during every pumping.


Never drive vehicles or equipment over your tank or field area.
Never build or plant anything over your tank or field area.
Don’t use a garbage disposal, or if you do, limit its use-disposals can increase solids in the tank by up to 50% which means you should pump your tank more frequently.

Things not to put in your system

  • Dental floss
  • Cat litter
  • Disposable diapers
  • Sanitary napkins
  • Tampons
  • Cigarette butts
  • Condoms
  • Fats, grease, or oils
  • Rubber gloves
  • Disposable disinfectant wipes
  • Paints or thinners
  • Antibiotics or other excess medication
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Aardvark Septic Service

27605 Nick Davis Road
Athens, AL 35613

Phone: 256-604-9681

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