During this time of year, many people enjoy hosting holiday parties and spending time with friends and loved ones.
Having out of town family come to stay overnight, hearing the laughter and buzzing of a houseful of people laughing, and watching the joy on each person’s face as they taste the meal that you have prepared are all favorite parts of the holiday season.
Celebrating love and family is what the holiday season is all about, and there is no better way to show you’re in the holiday spirit than to open your home to others.
At the same time though, it is important to make sure that your home is ready for the extra people and the extra work. This means stocking the pantry, making sure all of the necessary ingredients are in the refrigerator, and preparing the guest bedroom and bathroom for use.
The septic system that supports the removal of waste and wastewater from your home is very delicate, especially during this time of year when the outside temperatures are harsh.
Make sure to follow these tips for properly caring for your septic system, while being a welcoming host:
- Try to concentrate your laundry activities to one day of the week, rather than spreading them out all week. Avoid making a large meal that day if you can help it. If you are having a dinner party in your home, don’t do all of your laundry on the day of the event.
- As much as possible, prepare food in advance in blocks of time. Food preparation and cleanup create a lot of waste for your septic system, so concentrating them into blocks of time gives the system a chance to catch up.
- Whenever you can, scrape food into the garbage can rather than using the garbage disposal. The disposal is a huge source of solid waste for your septic system and should be used sparingly, if at all.
Make sure that your guests feel welcome, and that your home is not put at risk this holiday season. Follow these tips for proper septic system use during the busy activities of the holidays. If you haven’t done so already, call to schedule an annual septic inspection and tank pump in preparation of your holiday parties.