Septic 101: The Most Important Parts of Septic Maintenance

Aug 06, 2022

Septic 101: The Most Important Parts of Septic Maintenance

Septic systems are incredible but unfortunately very underrated. They can be counted as one of the greatest systems in our houses because they protect our health against the dangerous pathogens found in wastewater and they protect the well-being of our environment too. That’s why it is crucial to maintain our septic system. In this article, we will go over what to do to take care of your septic system.

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Saves Money

Did you know that one of the major pros of septic tank maintenance is being able to save money? Think about it, you don’t have or repair your entire septic system or tank just because it was poorly maintained. When you compare the septic system inspection cost and the replacement costs, you will see how much you will be able to save just through a proper inspection.  

Importance of Septic Systems

Septic systems are essential for the functioning of society. That’s because they protect both humans and other living organisms from dangerous pathogens and therefore protect our wellbeing. If the septic systems in our houses do not work properly, this may result in contamination of the groundwater as well as drinking water. People who are exposed to contaminated water experience many health issues such as encephalitis, gastroenteritis, parasitic infections, vomiting, diarrhea, skin lesions, and many more.

It is possible to avoid the problems a broken septic system will cause by taking certain steps. Now we will go over some of these.

Regular Pumping

Make sure to schedule an appointment with a professional plumber every two to five years. Regularly pumping a septic tank is a very important factor in the lifespan of your septic system. Of course, you may need to have it pumped every two years or every four years, the number will depend on many factors, and it is best to ask a professional to learn how frequently you need to get it done.


Always be cautious for symptoms of leaks in your system. These leaks may show themselves as brightly green or wet areas in your yard, mold on your walls, or even a foul smell. However, being aware of these signs will help you to act earlier and prevent the leak from growing bigger and from causing you trouble.


Did you know that 25 to 30 percent of the water in your house goes to toilets? The energy your septic system uses, and its lifespan depends on the amount of water it receives every day. Well, statistics show us that older houses tend to use twice the amount of water recently built houses use. That’s why it is important to have a water efficient toilet. If you can decrease the amount of water your septic system receives every day, your septic tank will spend less energy and its lifespan may even be longer. So, try to replace your toilets if you know that they are outdated models that use a lot of water.

Septic System Maintenance

Your septic system will remain intact and will have a longer lifespan if it is properly maintained at regular intervals.  It is recommended by many experts to have your septic tanks professionally inspected annually. Luckily, Septic Blue of Charlotte is ready to help you with your regular maintenance. Throughout this inspection, professional plumbers will look at different components of your septic systems and if anything abnormal is found, our experts will perform septic tank repair, so your system functions again. Call us today to learn more about our services!