How often should I clean the septic system? What is the best way to do it?
It depends on the capacity of the tank and the number of people in the home who use it, as well as how the tank is used. An average tank should be cleaned 3-5years. You can go to, http://www.septiccontractors.com/septic-tank-maintenance.html, or you can also go to, http://septictankinfo.com/Machmeier_Care_n_Feed.shtml, to get information on how best to clean the tank.
Get some stuff to pour into the pipes or whatever so it cleans it out probably find it in a hardware store
Gotta call around and get a pump truck. :) They call them "honey trucks" Maybe once every 5 years or if you notice the flusher isn't like it used to.
Put rid x in your toilet once a month