Category: Septic systems chicagoland

Protecting and Maintaining Your Septic System

Septic tank pumping

Septic tanks aren’t something we think about most days. When they have a problem, though, it can cause a lot of mess and expense. The best way to keep your septic system from causing you problems is to take care of it properly. Here are some tips on size, maintenance, and cleaning that will help keep you from having to worry about your septic tank.

  • Make sure you have the right system installed. About a quarter of American homes use a septic system, and it needs to be large enough to hold about two whole days worth of wastewater. Two days is approximately how long it takes for solids to settle out. The typical single family home uses around 70 gallons a day of water for each person. Read more ...