If you look after your septic tank, it should last for many years, however, there are certain factors that might contribute to reducing the lifetime of your sewage treatment system.
Too much oil and fat can cause blockages as they do not easily degrade or decompose.
Flushing items down the toilet that do not decompose including cigarette ends, cotton buds, tampons or wipes will cause your septic tank to fill quicker than it normally would.
Disposing of food waste in your septic tank can overload the system and cause failure.
Some chemicals can cause damage to the natural balance of the system and its aerobic digestion by killing good bacteria. These include bleach, pesticides and caustic soda.
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