The intervals vary from home to home. A septic tank should be opened and inspected every two to three years by your septic tank contractor. He will determine whether or not it needs pumping by viewing the condition in the tank.

No. These napkins are made of cellulose, a non-biodegradable product (the bacteria in the tank cannot work on this type of material). As a matter of fact, the less paper of any kind flushed down the toilet the better.

Yes. But extreme care should be exercised not to allow grease or non-biodegradable products such as fruit or vegetable peelings to get into the disposal system.

No. The human waste from your body will provide all the bacteria necessary.

No. As long as human waste continues to be flushed and drained into the septic tank, nothing else needs to be added. Yeast is of no value.

Try not to do this. If the tree or bush has a strong root system, it can choke your drainfield.

Most drainfield failures will need replacement. The only way to evaluate the cause of the problem is an onsite inspection by a registered septic tank contractor. While some advertisers claim enzymes and chemical treatment will revitalize a drainfield, there is no conclusive data to support their long term effectiveness. However, please check with us for your septic requirements.