If your septic tanks gets too full and it overflows, waste-water can leak into the ground and possibly your water source. When this contamination occurs, it's very unhealthy for you and your family. My name is Kevin Ashcroft and I learned about this serious situation when it happened to me. When I noticed a rancid odor coming from my drain field, I called a professional. After the professional pumped out my septic tank, my problem was solved. Now I know that I should have my tank pumped out at least every three years. If I would have done regular maintenance on my system, I could have avoided this situation. Since this can be a real problem, I wanted to create a blog about septic system maintenance. After reading the information my blog, you'll learn how to keep your septic system running properly.