It can be $1,000s to $10,000s expensive to repair or replace a septic system. Just like other appliances and mechanicals at home, your HSTS needs routine maintanence to stay effective and protect the longevity of the system. This will save you money in the long run and help to prevent problems or leaking.
Pump It Out - With routine pumping and inspection, your septic tank should last 20 to 30 years! How often you should pump will depend on your specific system and size, but pumping it every three years is the minimum recommendation. A properly maintained HSTS is good for property and resale value too.
Think at the Sink - Your toilet is not a trash can! Neither are your sinks. You can't flush some things down your household drains - these can cause clogs and shorten the life of your drains and septic system. Do not dump or flush these items:
- Cigarette butts
- Feminine products
- Bacterial additives