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How to Maintain Your Septic Tank

Septic tanks are a common alternative for properties with no sewer access, including rural homes, cottages, and even businesses. Proper septic tank maintenance will extend the life of your system and prevent any unwanted accidents in your home. Read on to learn more about your septic system. What is a Septic Tank? A septic tank is a large, underground tank designed to hold your home’s wastewater and sewage. Tanks are typically made from concrete or fiberglass and are buried within 10–25 feet of your home. As waste flows into your septic tank, it settles into three layers: The top layer,...
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