According to EPA, approximately one in five American households either share a community septic system or have their own septic tank on their property. If you've recently purchased a home with a septic system, you might not be quite sure how to maintain the tank or prevent an unnecessary breakdown. Here are a few simple do's and don'ts for every first time homeowner caring for their onsite septic system:
Do Switch from Toxic Cleansers to More Eco-friendly Products
If you have recently had a new septic system installed on your property, then you probably want to do everything you possibly can to make sure that the system functions well for many years. A single septic system can last about 20 years, and this means that both the tank and drainage field will work well during the 20 year period. Unfortunately, a drainage field can fail well before the septic tank needs to be replaced.