All You Need to Know About Septic Tanks 

If you live in a rural area, then there’s a good chance that your home is serviced by a septic tank. These systems are designed to process and dispose of waste water from toilets, showers, kitchens, and other domestic sources. If you’ve never had a septic system before, then you might not know how to maintain it. In this blog post, we’ll give you some tips on how to take care of your septic tank.

How Septic Systems Work 

Septic systems are wastewater disposal systems that are common in rural areas where there is no access to a central sewage system. Wastewater from toilets, showers, kitchens, and other sources drains into the septic tank. The tank is typically made of concrete, fiberglass, or plastic, and it is buried underground. Inside the tank, there is a layer of sludge at the bottom and a layer of scum at the top. In between these two layers is job of the septic system is to break down the organic matter in the wastewater so that it can be safely discharged into the soil. 

Maintaining Your Septic System 

One of the most important things you can do to maintain your septic system is to have it inspected and pumped regularly. An inspection will identify any potential problems with your system so that they can be fixed before they become serious. Pumping your septic tank will remove the sludge and scum that have accumulated over time. Depending on the size of your tank and the number of people in your household, you should have your septic tank inspected and pumped every 1-3 years. 

You should also be careful about what you put down your drains because this can clog up your septic system. Avoid pouring grease, oil, or food waste down the drain. You should also never flush non-biodegradable items like diapers, sanitary napkins, or cigarettes down the toilet because these will clog up your system. And finally, don’t plant trees or shrubs too close to your septic tank because their roots can damage the tank or disrupt the drainage field. 

By following these tips on how to maintain your septic system, you can avoid costly repairs and keep your system running smoothly for many years to come.If you have any questions about caring for your septic system or if you need to schedule an inspection or pump-out service, please contact us today!