Your septic tank is one of the most important things you own. Septic tanks make our lives easier in general by allowing us to have indoor plumbing, and protecting and taking care of them also protects our water supply. Septic systems need to be protected, maintained, and get septic tank repair when necessary to extend system life and keep costs as low as possible. Go without necessary septic tank repair, and things can quickly turn from an inconvenience to a health hazard for your home and the whole neighborhood! So what should you do?
- Understand what your system does.
Do you have a septic tank? About 25% of homes do, so they have to handle septic tank pumping because their homes are not connected to a centralized sewer system such as homes in rural areas. Septic systems do require a certain amount of upkeep that you’ll need to be aware of, but with proper care can last up to 40 years.
Pumping your septic tank falls under that category of dirty jobs that simply must be done. If it is too unpleasant an undertaking, there are always septic services willing to do it for you. To get started with septic cleaning, first you need to locate your house’s tank.
If you are unsure of the location, the health department for your city will have a copy of the home’s diagram