Proper maintenance of your septic system is important for efficient and long, trouble free operation. Improper maintenance will lead to system failure, unsanitary conditions and expensive repairs or replacement. One common misconception is, if there is not a problem, no service is required. In fact, many septic additives are sold on this basis, making claims to eliminate pumping.
Home and building septic systems are often ignored or thought of as merely a hole in the ground for waste and dirty water. In reality, they are living, breathing, microbiological factories responsible for digesting organic waste. This waste is converted into water, which is filtered and purified before reentering potable ground water reserves, gases, and small amounts of undigested septage. This remaining material will eventually build up to a point where removal will be required. Without these living processes, septic systems would fill to capacity in a short amount of time. These simple yet effective onsite waste water treatment systems are used by every household and buildings in the country.
Hence, the key to maintaining a healthy and trouble free septic system is proper preventive maintenance.