Regular maintenance gives you the best information on how your septic system is working by protecting your tile or filter bed from solids. But why is this important?
Failing septic tanks can become costly to repair or replace and often poor maintenance is the reason. Ensuring your septic tank is inspected every 3 years ends up being a bargain in comparison to purchasing a new system. Your septic tank will need to be pumped every 3 to 5 years, please check out Frequency of Pumping: 4 Major Factors for determining when your septic tank needs to be pumped. An unusable septic tank or one that is in need of major repair will lower your property value.
Protect the Environment
A very important reason to safely treat sewage waste is to protect our water systems and reduce the spread of disease. Household pollutants in wastewater typically contain the following: phosphorous, nitrogen, and illness causing diseases and viruses. When a septic system is working correctly, these pollutants are removed. Improperly treated sewage can be the cause of groundwater contamination making both people and animals sick.
Be a responsible homeowner and make sure your septic system is working properly.