Those who live outside of the city limits have their own septic system to deal with wastewater. They also have the responsibility for maintaining that system, including septic tank draining. This is not an everyday or even every-year responsibility. The Environmental Protection Agency recommends an inspection every three years and draining every three to five years.
While there is a long time between pumping, it’s wise to keep your eyes open and nose sniffing for any problems that can arise in the meantime. Signs of trouble may include:
- Sewage Backing Up into the House
- Slow Drains
- Water Pooling in the Yard
- Drainfields That Smell
Practice Attentive System Maintenance
Your septic system operates independently without much oversight needed. It is crucial that you pay attention to the signs of trouble. It’s a delicate system that needs balance for it to work correctly. To maintain your system, we recommend:
- Using Water Efficiently
- Watching What You Flush
- Caring for Your Drainfield
Neglecting your septic system can result in failure. This is an expensive proposition that may require a new tank and drainfield. You can count on the team at A & L Septic to assist you with your needs. Our specialists have more than 30 years of experience working with septic tanks.