If your home is not connected to your local city sewer system, there’s a good chance that you rely on a septic system. These setups require more individual attention from homeowners in order to keep it running smoothly. In this video, you will learn how to properly maintain a septic system in order to avoid any expensive disasters down the road.
A septic system is like a mini sewer treatment facility underneath your property. All plumbing leads into a singular tank where beneficial bacteria break down waste products. After that, the waste is dispersed into a drain field.
Using an excessive amount of drain cleaners and household products can negatively affect your septic system. The same goes for cooking oils, greases, wipes, and paper towels. All put unnecessary strain on the system. It is best to avoid those at all costs. It is recommended that your septic tank system be pumped every 3 to 5 years in order to maintain its proper function.