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A Quick Guide for New Homeowners with a Septic Tank

As a new homeowner, you’re probably excited to think about painting your walls, working in your yard, and generally getting to know your new home. While it might not be on the top of your list, part of getting to know your home should include the septic tank. If you’ve never lived in a home with a septic tank before, it’s important to learn the ins and outs of the system to keep it running well. One thing all homeowners understand is the importance of avoiding costly home repairs. Taking good care of your septic system with thoughtful septic tank maintenance will do just that. Read on for your basic guide to understanding your septic tank and how to maintain it. Know the Basics of Your Residential Septic Tank Once you understand how your septic system works, it will help you better understand its maintenance needs. Septic systems are relatively simple to understand. They are made up of three parts: Sept tank Distribution box Leech field (sometimes called the drain field) Waste from your home comes into the septic tank. The water level stays high long enough for the solid waste to settle to the bottom. This is why you need a regular schedule for cleaning the septic tank. The wastewater will then flow into the distribution box, where it’s filtered and eventually sent to the drain field. Septic Tank Clogs If you understand the impact of a clogged pipe on your toilet or kitchen sink, you’ll understand the impact of a septic tank clog. Suppose you don’t set up cleaning a septic tank consistently. In that case, the waste from the tank can get into the distribution box, making it more challenging to distribute wastewater to the different parts of the drain field. This can trigger a number of unpleasant and potentially expensive outcomes for you and your septic system. Tips for Septic Tank Maintenance As a homeowner, you can do a few things to keep your septic tank and system healthy and working well. Let’s take a closer look. Inspect Your System and Get on a Regular Pumping