1. Septic lids (covers) should be watertight and at grade for service access to the tank. Install risers with safety nets for better access to the tank and less landscaping damage during regular cleanings.
2. Cleanout or air tubes should be installed to visually inspect the drainfield during regular cleanings. This also allows for better access when treatments are needed for the drainfield. A properly balanced bio-mat in your drainfield is necessary for your system to help clean the effluent properly. If a bio-mat is out of biological balance it will cause a backup. In most cases treating a drainfield every few years cna alleviate drainfield and bio-mat problems.
3. Regualr cleanings and inspections. Rely on your septic professional's expert advice and experience in how often you need to pump out or clean your septic tank and drainfield.
4. Clean your septic tank filter more frequently than your tank cleanings. It is recommended to clean your septic filter at least annually.
5. Treat your system monthly with our waste and grease digestant to provide high levels of biological activity within your entire septic system.
These are all easy to do. Maintaining your septic system is less costly than a failure will be. These recommended practices could save your a bunch of hassles and thousands of dollars in repairs.