When it comes to sewage, you will usually find that a home has one of two options. The majority are either hooked up to a municipal sewage system, or they have their own septic system.
Having a septic system does add some extra concerns for a homeowner, and it is important to keep it in good shape to avoid any issues.
For example, you should be careful so no vehicles drive over or park in the area where the septic system is located. The weight could damage the mechanism. You also need to have the tank pumped once every 5 years, or more often if you have a large family. It’s also good to have it inspected about once in 3 years.
There are some things that shouldn’t be flushed down the toilet if you have a septic tank. There is a delicate balance of bacteria in the tank that needs to be kept alive, and strong chemicals flushed down the drain could upset that balance.