How To Maintain Your Septic Tank
Our septic tanks collect and dispose human waste and drain water. Imagine how bad it would be if it somehow goes wrong. This is why it is very important that you take care of it properly and not just wait for it to breakdown for you to finally do something about it.
- Pump the tank regularly – Typically, the tank should be pumped and inspected every two to five years, depending on the usage. If the usage is heavy, opt for more frequent pumping and inspection.
- Install a septic tank outlet filter – Prevent clogging by installing a filter at the septic outlet. This filter will catch these floating, lightweight particles.
- Avoid using synthetic additives – If you use additives, they will remove solids from the tank but into the leach field. As a result, the drain field will get clogged, causing the system to fail.