How can I prevent a septic failure?

Maintenance, maintenance, maintenance! If your system has been properly designed, sited, and installed, the rest is up to you. Inspect your system annually and pump as needed (usually every 3-5 years), avoid excess water use, and watch what you put down the drain and flush down the toilet.

septic service
Emptying household septic tank. Cleaning sludge from septic system.