The importance of septic tank maintenance cannot be understated. The EPA suggests that the septic system for an average household size should be inspected at a minimum of every 3 years. Furthermore, the septic system should be inspected by a septic professional.
One of the best practices of septic tank maintenance is to inspect and pump the system often. Some key factors to consider include the size of household, size of the septic tank, amount of wastewater, and the volume of solids in the wastewater. When you contact us at Clark Septic, our professionals will not only examine the scum and solids in your septic tank, but we will also inspect for leaks.
Another good rule of thumb is to use water carefully and be mindful of disposing of waste properly. Keep in mind that everything that is flushed or goes down a drain ends up in your septic tank system. Also, conserving water will help your septic system operate better in the long run. When less water enters the septic system, it will operate more efficiently.
One other component to be very mindful of in your septic tank maintenance is the drain field. The drain field is extremely important in your septic system. Some things that you can avoid in order to maintain the drain field include parking away from the drain field, not planting trees too close to the drain field, and avoiding excess water in the drain field.
Being mindful of your septic system and the waste that your home produces will help the system run more efficiently and reduce the risk of failure.