Your Guide to Septic Systems

Septic systems are simple, for the most part, and they do their work silently in the background often for years. But when something goes wrong, it goes very wrong. That's why having access to a septic company are absolutely indispensable. But you can do a lot to protect and maintain your septic system with just a little knowledge.

Video Source

To this end, resources like the This Old House YouTube channel are very valuable. Their informative video, Understanding Septic Systems is a great place to start. Be sure to watch for expert advice on the subject, and keep reading to learn more.

  1. How the System Works
    You can learn the basics of septic systems in just a few minutes. It's the best way to learn how to care for it.
  2. Unflushables
    Most people know paper towels should not be flushed. But there's more, and not all unflushables are so obvious.
  3. Location Matters
    The location of your system and the geological conditions where you live will affect how your system functions.
  4. Conservative Water Use
    Much of the material septic systems contain will decompose and vanish naturally, but it takes time.
  5. Monitor System Health
    Knowing the signs of septic system distress can save you from a disruptive and messy disaster.

With resources like This Old House, homeowners can save thousands each year. Be sure to tune in, like, and subscribe to get the most out of your system for the life of your home.