Kids and Your Septic System: What to Know

If you have kids, you know that sometimes they can be little troublemakers (we love them always, though!). As they grow up, they learn many things by exploring and simply doing. That’s okay until they start experimenting with flushing things down the toilet or sticking toys into outlets. So how can you manage both your kids and your septic? We’re going to share some tips and tricks to help you!

Some rules to share with your kids about your septic system

Just like with anything else in your home (i.e., electricity or heat), you want to teach your kids how to be safe and care for your home’s systems. The same goes for your septic system. Here are some rules that you should share with your kids about your septic system.

  • The water shouldn’t be running if you’re not using it. This is a rule that we could all be reminded about from time to time. However, it’s important to share with your kids so that they can develop healthy habits! Turning the sink or shower off when it’s not actively used can help save your septic system from being overwhelmed.
  • The toilet is not a toy. Kids can sometimes get curious about the toilet and what exactly happens when they flush a lego down it. Make sure that you share that this is bad to understand that the toilet is not a toy.
  • Be careful with the septic pieces in the yard. Of course, your kids should have all the freedom to run and play in your yard. But, ensuring they know what’s part of the septic can help keep them and your septic safe. For example, they shouldn’t play in the dirt on the drain field. You also should share that it can be dangerous to play around with the septic riser/lid.

The importance of these rules

Sharing rules, facts, and information with your children is the best way to open communication with them. Ensuring that they understand the importance of your septic and how it can be affected will help make it easier for them to avoid the trouble. We know that septic isn’t exactly the most exciting topic to talk about with your kids. However, setting some boundaries can help keep your septic system and your children safe!

Don’t worry if you find your kids flushed a toy down the toilet or messed with a pipe in the drain field. Just give Lion Home Septic a call! Our team of septic experts is happy to come out and help you with any of your septic system needs. Just call (970) 829-8222. You can also get ahold of us online by filling out the form here!