Septic tank systems are important for waste disposal, especially in rural areas. If you experience a blocked septic tank, it's likely that the system is not being properly maintained. Septic tanks should be pumped out at least once every 2 years. This prevents debris from accumulating and the outlet field from becoming clogged.
A blocked septic tank will typically manifest itself within the home. You may find that your toilets are flushing poorly (or not flushing at all) or drainage sinks are getting backed up.
The septic system is very central to the home's entire drainage and sewerage system. As such, it needs to be properly installed, maintained, and when problems occur, repaired in time. What many homeowners fail to realise is that simple day-to-day water management practices go a long way in determining the performance of the septic system. The following water management guidelines can help you make your septic system work for you.