Do you live in a rural area or a region that isn't served by public sewers? You will need to install a septic system for your home's wastewater treatment and disposal. Septic systems comprise a septic tank and a drain field. The septic tank is connected to your home and drain field through a series of pipes. As wastewater from your household plumbing, bathrooms, laundry and kitchen drains flows into the septic tank, its role is to separate the solids from the water.
A septic tank should be maintained at least once every three years. Since this maintenance is quite spaced out and not so frequent, many homeowners tend to underestimate its value. However, this maintenance is very important because it ensures that the septic system functions optimally, among many other benefits. If you have not maintained your system in the past three years and you are wondering why you should, continue reading.