A septic system may be out of sight, but it definitely should never be out of mind. By doing the proper standard maintenance and by being more aware of your daily living habits, you will greatly improve the life and health of your septic system. Septic systems need to be monitored to ensure that they work properly throughout their service lives. An unusable septic system or one in disrepair will lower your property value and could pose a legal liability.
A key reason to maintain your septic system is to save money! Failing septic systems are expensive to repair or replace, and poor maintenance is often the culprit. Having your septic system inspected regularly is a bargain when you consider the cost of replacing the entire system.
Another good reason to maintain your septic system is to protect health and the environment. A healthy system provides for safe treatment of sewage which prevents the spread of infection and disease and protects our water resources. Typical pollutants in household wastewater are nitrogen, phosphorus, and disease-causing bacteria and viruses. If a septic system is working properly, it will effectively remove most of these pollutants.