A key reason to the question “why should I be concerned about maintaining my septic system” is money!
Failing septic systems are expensive to repair or replace, and the most frequent reason is improper maintenance. Regular inspections (at least every 3 years) are cheap in comparison to the cost of replacing an entire system. The tank should be pumped out ever 3 to 5 years, depending on the size of your tank, and how many people are living in your home. A system that is not functioning or has not been properly maintained will lower your property value and could pose a legal liability.
With regular maintenance and care, your system will treat waste properly and you’ll be preventing the spread of bacteria, infection and disease while protecting water resources.
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