1. Inspect your system and pump your tank as necessary (generally every 3 to 5 years.)
2. Use water efficiently.
3. Don't dispose of household hazardous wastes in sinks and toilets.
4. Care for your drainfield. Avoid driving or parking vehicles on your drainfield. Plant only grass over and near it to avoid damage from roots.
Maintaining your septic system protects your investment in your home. If properly designed, constructed, and maintained, your septic system can provide long-term, effective treatment of household wastewater. If your septic system isn't maintained, you might need to replace it, costing you thousands of dollars. A malfunctioning system can contaminate groundwater that might be a source of drinking water. And if you sell your home, your septic system must be in good working order. Protect your septic system. Protect your home investment.
Call Carl's for more information about how a septic system works, and how to maintain your system.