To maintain a healthy septic system, you need to exercise care what is drained into the system as well as perform preventative maintenance procedures, such as:
Any soaps or solids that may be accumulating can be removed allowing the liquids to flow without obstruction.
Maintaining proper bacterial diversity in your septic system will lead to prolonged service prior to pump- outs. The septic tank is not a place to dispose of all household wastes. It is a living system and many wastes can kill it. What is put into the system has a direct effect on whether your system will be a healthy, long lasting and trouble free system.
How long does a septic system last?
Some last for several decades. Most do not.
Keep Trees Away from the Septic System
Minimize Heavy Duty Cleaners
Avoid Hazardous Chemicals
Perform Regular Maintenance