You may not realize that you have a problem with your septic system until you need to have it worked on. There are many different things that can cause a lot of problems for your septic system. If you have problems with the system, the best thing to do is to have it pumped, but there are also some other things that you can do to prevent a few of the most common problems with a septic system.
Just as you should care for your home's septic system by watching what you put down into it and pumping it out regularly, so too should you care for it by watching what you plant on top of its various components. This is very important, because if you place items that are too heavy or the wrong type of vegetation on top of a septic system's components, then you can severely damage their structures or their ability to correctly function.
Because the septic system is largely unseen each day, it's not unnatural that it wouldn't be a topic that your family discusses regularly. Perhaps that's the reason that you could be doing some damaging things which could over time affect pipes, drains and the entire system. Take a look at these three common ways you could be making trouble.
1. You're Cleaning with Anti-Bacterials and Bleach
Cleaning the home is a regular task in many households.