Care and Maintenance of Residential Septic Systems
This document explains how a septic system works and provides helpful information on how to prolong the life of your septic system.
Document Last Modified: 10/5/2018
As waste flows from your residence to the septic tank, layers of waste accumulate into your septic tank. The layers of sludge and scum can clog the outlet pipes and cause a smelly mess. These messes can easily be avoided by periodically checking on your septic system. It is highly recommended to have your septic system inspected every other year. The cost of an inspection is only a small portion of fees that you may face from replacing a neglected septic system.
However, just inspections alone are not enough to keep your septic system afloat. This document will provide you with tips on how to reduce the amount of sludge and scum build-up in the system. There are preventative measures that can be taken to keep your system flowing such as restricting food waste from your system.
This document offers a host of other resources that can help you understand the functionality and purpose of their septic system. Nothing can help you better serve your system than careful use, inspections and maintenance. Generally, there are early-warning signs for septic systems that are beginning to fail and this document is useful in educating your tenants on what to look out for.
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