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An Introduction to Septic System Maintenance

Your septic tank in San Francisco might be the ideal way to handle your household waste, but there are certain maintenance requirements that you’ll need to satisfy to keep it working. Remember that anything you flush down a drain will travel to your septic system, so it is worth taking these protective steps. Take a look at this video clip for an introduction to septic system maintenance.

The inside of your septic tank consists of 3 layers of waste, and they’re referred to as sludge, effluent, and scum. The accumulation of these layers will affect how often you should have it pumped, which is where maintenance comes into play. Look for your lid when you try to find your septic system, and let the gas clear out before you inspect your tank. You should also check to make sure the baffles that create separate compartments in your septic tank are intact.

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