If you have a septic system, do you know how to care for it? You might not think much about your septic system when everything works properly, but if it were to have problems, it could seriously disrupt your life for a long period of time, costing a lot of money to fix.

While septic systems are fairly durable, there are some things that you should avoid to make sure that you don’t inadvertently damage the system, requiring repair.

First, you need to know where the system is located. This is very important, because you never want to drive over or park on top of the location where your septic system is located. This could do serious damage to it. 

Second, you shouldn’t flush any chemicals down the drain that could kill the beneficial bacteria located in the tank, since this would hinder its ability to break down the sewage properly.

You should have your system inspected every three years to make sure that it operates properly.