How To Help Your System Last Longer
There are many things that you can do to help preserve your septic system. Most of them simply require you to be more observant of what goes into the system.
As a general rule of them, don't let anything go down the drain unless you have to. Just because something is labeled as septic safe doesn't mean that you should be putting into your system. This means that things like sanitary napkins, tissues, paper towels, food scraps, harsh chemicals, cleaners, paint and medicines should not go down the drain. Try to avoid the use of garbage disposals.
Most septic additives may actually hurt your septic system. A septic system is designed to work as is. There should be no need to add anything to it.
Install an Effluent Filter. These are designed to stop small suspended particles from getting into your drainfield. Keeping these particles from getting into your drainfield will help keep it from getting plugged up as fast.
Conserve water by installing low flow faucets and devices. Repair leaking faucets and running toilets. Its surprising how much water goes down the drain from a dripping faucet.