What is a septic tank?
A tank that is typically underground in which sewage is collected and allowed to decompose through bacterial activity before draining by means of a leaching field.
How often should I pump my septic tank?
Every three to five years under normal circumstances. If you have a larger family then more often.
What happens if I don't pump out my septic tank?
You can have clogs in your line, you can damage your drain field and you can have sewage overflow issues.
What are septic tanks made of?
Septic tanks may be made of concrete, fiberglass, or plastic.
What is a drain field?
A drain field is used to remove contaminants and impurities from the liquid that emerges from the septic tank.
Should I have a filter?
Filters weren't required prior to 1998. If your home was built after 1998 your septic tank should have a filter. Your filter should be cleaned every time you get your septic tanked pumped out..
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