Care and Maintenance of Residential Septic Systems

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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

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Sometimes it is the things that you cannot see from the outside that cause the most problems. Sewage backup or flooding can be a real stinker for both parties. It can spread illness and contaminate the water you use for drinking purposes. By paying special attention to the care and upkeep of your septic system you can prevent future problems and save a ton of money in repair and premature replacement. The care and maintenance of residential septic systems document will allow you to supply the tenant with the knowledge of how a septic tank works and also provides tips on how to elongate the life of your septic tank.

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.