Septic systems should have a spot in your home as this is one of the most environmentally friendly and efficient ways you can dispose of wastewater. This disposal system takes care of your home without you knowing it but that doesn’t mean it doesn’t require maintenance anymore.
While it’s not hard or tiring to keep your septic system clean, you should never forget to do your duties every once in a while.
One common mistake that septic system owners make is that they overestimate the capacity of a septic tank. As the septic tank eventually releases all of the wastewater inside it, many think that maintenance is no longer needed. That is a big mistake as it’s not just wastewater that goes into the septic tank.
To know why lack of maintenance results in septic tank failures, we must first understand how septic systems work.
The Septic System Explained
The US Environmental Protection Agency details how the septic system works. The process begins once any wastewater goes down your kitchen drain. This also includes anything you flush down the toilet. A series of pipes that connect your house to the septic system directs all of the wastewater into the septic