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Septic Maintenance

Thanks to Inspectology and Young Septic Services for this handy septic maintenance information.

Maintaining a septic system is crucial to ensuring it functions properly and lasts a long time. Here are some things a homeowner can do to maintain their septic system:

Regularly pump the septic tank

Pumping the septic tank is important to remove solids that have settled at the bottom of the tank. This can certainly cause blockages and potentially damage the system. How often the tank needs to be pumped will depend on factors such as the size of the tank, the number of people in the household, and the amount of wastewater generated.

Watch what goes down the drain

Be mindful of what is flushed down the toilet and poured down the drain...

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