One of the facts about the septic system is that pumping the septic tank does not solve the problems. I understand that it is always advisable that septic tank is pumped in every three years, but it is essential to understand that the septic system is not only about the tank but we have others too. Therefore, if your septic system has suffered any amount of damage you should have it by a professional who understands everything about the system. By having it inspected you will be in a position to determine if there is a problem or not with the drain field and whether your system is in good working condition.
Besides, it is also essential to note that the average lifespan of a septic tank is about 20-30 years. But you should also know that if it is properly maintained, it can go up to 50 years. You should also know that if it is neglected, it can last for five years or even less than that. This is always beneficial because for many years you will not have to be stressed by a septic system. Apart from that, when you buy a home with a septic tank, it is essential that you inquire about how long the septic has been there and how they have been conducting the maintenance practices. This is important as it will help you in determining the lifespan of a septic tank.
Besides, you should also know that chemical additives can be detrimental to your septic system. It is essential to note that the chemicals that people see to be helpful can diminish the level of bacteria in the rank. Remember that it is always recommended that the level of bacteria be maintained for the biological breakdown of solid waste that comes into the tank. Therefore, you should avoid them or use the ones that cannot interfere with the bacteria in any way.
Besides, septic tanks have a natural operation level and should always be full to that level. Therefore, you should make sure that you get proper education on the operation level of your septic tank from the contractor. One good thing about this is that it will give you the knowledge to troubleshoot to determine when it needs to be pumped when drain field pipes are experiencing clogs or other issues.
In addition, you should also know that homes with septic systems should not have garbage disposal In this case, it is advisable that you should not put harsh chemicals, food solids or anything that is not wastewater as this will make your tank to require frequent pumping.