Taking good care of your septic system is very important for a homeowner. Why is that? Well, there are several reasons. If you damage your septic system, you run the risk of contaminating groundwater in the area, which could lead to serious illnesses for yourself, your family and your neighbors. There is also the cost of a septic system to consider. Repairing or replacing a septic system could be very expensive.

You should be well aware of the location of your septic system, since parking vehicles on top of it, or even driving over it could damage the mechanism of your septic tank.

Every three years, you need to have an inspection of your septic system so that you can find out if everything works like it should, and it should be pumped about once every five years.

Be careful with what you send down your sewer, since many chemicals that are used for cleaning can kill the bacteria that keep the septic system functioning properly.