If you own a home with a septic system, it’s important to know about proper maintenance to keep it running smoothly. Septic systems are responsible for disposing of human waste, treating wastewater, and ensuring the water used in your home makes it way back into the environment as clean groundwater. Most homeowners understand the importance of a properly functioning septic system, but they might not be aware of all of the factors that affect its functioning. The weather can have an impact on your septic system, leading to issues in functioning and damage. We’ve broken down the different issues that weather might cause your septic system and provided you with tips on how to prevent them.
Your septic system is an important part of your home, responsible for disposing of waste and treating your groundwater to avoid contamination. Proper maintenance is important to keep your system functioning properly, but, unfortunately, every septic system has a lifespan, which is usually about 20 years. Although there’s nothing you can do to stop your septic system from eventually breaking down, with some extra effort and care, you can extend its lifespan significantly. We’ve compiled a list of tips that can help!