How To Care For Your Septic System
The upkeep of your septic system isn’t difficult to begin with so there are no reasons for you to completely ignore its condition.
- Inspect and pump frequently – Septic systems should be inspected at least every three years by a septic service professional. Household septic tanks are typically pumped every three to five years.
- Use water efficiently – The more water a household conserves, the less water enters the septic system. Efficient water use improves the operation of a septic system and reduces the risk of failure.
- Proper waste disposal – What goes down your drain affects the septic system. Your septic system is not a trash can. An easy rule of thumb: Do not flush anything besides human waste and toilet paper.