How To Properly Maintain Your Septic System
In order to extend the life of your septic system, save on maintenance costs, and protect water quality, feel free to follow the steps below:
- Inspect your septic system once a year – Inspection done by a professional may show you whether your septic system needs pumping. Regular pumping ensures that solids will not flow from the septic tank into the drain field.
- Pump out your septic tank when needed – Routine pumping can prevent system failures. Don’t wait until you have a problem.
- Practice water conservation – By reducing your water use, you can extend the life of your drain field and decrease the possibility of system failure.
- Keep accurate records – Keep a diagram of your system’s location and keep a record of system maintenance. Keep this information in the house.