If your home has a septic tank, it's important to have it regularly maintained. Tanks that are not inspected and pumped every two to three years (depending on usage) can be susceptible to breakage or failure. A failing septic tank not only will cost you thousands of dollars to replace and restore, but it can also leak pollutants into our waterways, causing groundwater contamination. According to the EPA, things to avoid sending down the drain include dental floss, diapers, cigarette butts, paper towels, latex paint and any harmful household chemicals.
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