The most common question people ask is “how long does a septic tank last?” The short answer is: septic tanks can last anywhere from about 20 to 40 years. The large gap in the lifespan is primarily due to how the septic is maintained. Maintenance and care for your system can also be the difference between the tank lasting longer or shorter than anticipated. Without the proper care, septic systems may not last as long and may also be prone to failing causing costly damages. If you have a septic tank in your home, here's everything you need to know.
Septic systems are usually installed in homes without access to public sewer lines. The systems work to dispose of waste and filter out wastewater. Many homeowners prefer septic systems to sewers as they are more environmentally friendly and allow homeowners to have more control over their wastewater. But how do these systems work? Here’s an explanation of the process a septic system goes through to dispose of wastewater.