Regardless of how much a homeowner dislikes the duties of maintaining a septic system, the requirements continue to exist. Too often septic system maintenance tasks are overlooked, or simply ignored. Many rural area homeowners end up experiencing problems with a septic tank because their mindset is “if it’s not broken — don’t fix it”. Unfortunately, that is not the case with septic tank systems. Follow the steps below to ensure a healthier, happier septic system.