More than one-fifth of homes in the U.S. have a septic system in lieu of local sewer access. If you have a septic tank, you know that there are particular ways it needs to be treated and cared for. One such thing that every homeowner with septic needs to add to their regular home care is septic tank cleaning.
Septic tank cleaning is best done by a professional service. Considering the waste and engineering involved, this is not something the average homeowner can or should do on their own.
This video, however, offers great insight on how homeowners can maintain their septic tank to improve the septic tank cleaning process.
Septic tanks can be finicky, so there are some products that should never find their way down your drains. This includes toilet paper that is not septic safe, wipes, feminine hygiene products, and even some household cleaners! Before using any new products, check to make sure they are septic safe. If they are not, these can build up in your septic tank and cause damage. It can also result in an increased frequency of septic tank cleaning.
Check out this video for some key tips homeowners should know about septic tank cleaning.