When Should You Clean Clean Your Septic Tank?
The average household septic system should be inspected at least every three years by a septic service professional. Alternative systems with electrical float switches, pumps, or mechanical components should be inspected more often, generally once a year. A service contract is important since alternative systems have mechanized parts.
Why Should You Clean Your Septic Tank?
Household wastewater contains disease causing bacteria and viruses and high levels of nitrogen and phosphorus. If a septic system is well-maintained and working properly, it will remove most of these pollutants. Insufficiently treated sewage from septic systems can cause groundwater contamination, which can spread disease in humans and animals.
Ways To Keep Your Septic Tank Working Properly
Your septic system is not a trash can. An easy rule of thumb: Do not flush anything besides human waste and toilet paper.
Cooking grease or oil
Feminine hygiene products