When a septic system fails, the tank itself doesn’t fail- the drain field soil fails. In most cases the soil fails when it gets plugged up with solids and won’t allow liquid to pass through it. For example, it can get plugged with solids from the tank if the tank hasn’t been pumped, or with lint from a washing machine.
Here are the dos and don’ts of septic tank maintenance. Follow these simple guidelines and keep your system working like a charm.
The septic system is a natural method of treatment and disposal of household wastes for those homeowners who are not part of a municipal sewage system.
A septic system works by allowing waste water to separate into layers and begin the process of decomposition while being contained within the septic tank.