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Many homes need to use a septic system for their waste water. Often this is due to not being in an area where there is a municipal plumbing system available. If this is the case for you, you are probably aware that it is an expensive system, requiring a lot of work for installation or replacement. So, what can you do to care for your septic system?

One necessity for the proper operation of a septic system is regular inspections. It is recommended that you have your septic system inspected for proper functionality every 3 years, and every 5 years you should have it pumped. You should also avoid damaging the mechanical parts of your septic system. Putting weight on top of your septic tank can do that, so don’t drive or park vehicles on top of it.

Another thing that is part of the operation of your septic system are the bacteria that live in the tank. They break down the organic matter that is flushed down the drain, so avoid using drain chemicals that can kill them.

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