For starters, if you don't know where your tank is…FIND IT!
Then: Make sure the lids are exposed, accessible, sealed, and secure. We're really the only “kids” that should be in here.
If you have never had your tank pumped, you should… then stay on a regular schedule. One good cleaning every two or three years will extend the life of your system. And it protects your environment. Become a 'Regular' with the Stool Bus!
If you've never had a problem with your septic, you will if you take it for granted. Regular maintenance is much less expensive than replacement! After all, we live here.
And…don't use those fancy additives. We know this for a fact: If it doesn't go through you first…it shouldn't go in your septic tank. We are your good bacteria—everything else just makes our job harder. The Stool Master tells us, "This is a good rule of stool."
Your system needs water…just not too much at once. And try to not put a lot of grease into our home. We're just friendly bacteria, and grease plugs us up and makes us sick so we can't do our job as well. And... caustic chemicals and solvents kill us!