The septic tank is one of the most important parts of your home. When your septic tank is running smoothly, you can avoid a lot of plumbing problems – such as clogs, foul odors and sewage backups. If this is your first experience with septic tanks, you might now know what goes into their care and maintenance. Unfortunately, that can lead you into the problems described earlier. To help you prevent problems with your septic, here are three suggestions you should follow.