A Comprehensive Guide to Septic Maintenance

A Comprehensive Guide to Septic Maintenance


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Your septic system is an important part of the home and requires regular maintenance to prevent costly issues. This video will show you all you need to know about septic maintenance.

Your septic system is essentially an airtight water treatment facility in your yard. The home’s plumbing pipes lead out to the septic tank where the waste is treated. The treated wastewater is then spewed into a drain field.

Some issues a septic tank may face is from common household cleaners. When these cleaners are overused, it can lead to issues. You also need to avoid pouring cooking oil or grease down your drains.

Also, avoid flushing paint thinners, pharmaceuticals, cigarette butts, solvents, and other chemicals. Even when your septic tank is properly maintained, it needs to be pumped every 3-5 years. It can depend on the laws in the area you live.

For regular maintenance, you can buy specialized cleaning agents that can be poured down the drain and clear out any debris. You can also use household recipes such as baking soda, vinegar, and boiling water. It all depends on your budget.

If you need more information on septic maintenance, click on the link to the video above.