|There are several things you must do to maintain your septic system:
If you do not maintain your septic system, it is likely to fail. A failed
septic system can pollute drinking water, both yours and the entire community.
Once the drinking water supply is polluted, it is very hard to clean up.
Have a professional pump out your septic tank every three to five years.
Take notice when the system begins to back up. Possible causes of septic
system failure include:
Tank needs pumped
Tree roots have grown into trenches
Pipe has burst
Trenches are too wet due to large amounts of rainfall
Reduce the amount of water used. This can be done in many ways such as
using low-flow devices, detecting and repairing leaky faucets and toilets,
washing larger loads of laundry instead of many small loads, and eliminating
other wasteful water use habits.