If you have a septic tank, proper maintenance is the key to protecting your investment. When septic tanks fail, not only could the repairs turn into a major expense for you, but you also risk containing the ground water in your town and creating a community health risk. The good news is that taking care of your septic tank is easy. Start by getting regular septic tank maintenance and inspections so you can catch problems in their early stages. Most tanks need to be inspected and cleaned every three to five years. Other septic tank care tips include reducing your water usage and paying attention to what you pour down your drain. Zuidema Septic Service explains how septic tanks work and how to care for your tank in this infographic. Call us for septic tank inspection in Bergen County, and please share this information to help your fellow septic tank owners avoid costly problems.