Regularly Scheduled Maintenance
Regular septic tank maintenance is an important part of owning a home with a septic system. A properly maintained septic tank can help prevent costly repairs and protect the environment from contamination.
It is recommended that a septic tank be inspected and maintained every two to five years. During the inspection, a professional should evaluate the condition of the tank and its components, inspect the leach field, and advise on any needed repairs or changes.
Regular maintenance should include pumping the septic tank to remove the solid waste and scum that have accumulated over time. This should be done every three to five years, depending on the size of the tank and the number of people using it.
It is important to be mindful of what goes down the drain. Avoid pouring chemicals, fats, and oils down the drain as they can damage the septic tank and its components. Additionally, try to reduce the amount of water that goes into the septic tank by conserving water in the home.
By following these regular maintenance tips, you can help ensure that your septic tank remains in good condition and continues to function properly.