When you’re experiencing an issue with your septic system, usually the problem has built up gradually over time. These issues can range from simple fixes to serious and costly situations. Scheduling regular septic tank inspections will help prevent issues and keep your septic system running as it should. The last thing you want is to wake up to a septic system problem in the dead of night in the middle of a frigid winter – we want to help you avoid that!
If you have a septic system, it’s important to know how it works and what you can do to prevent problems. Keep reading to learn more about how a septic tank inspection can protect your property.
1. Prevents backups and flooding
Many things can cause septic system backups and flooding. It could be due to a clog in the pipes which causes the tank to become full, overflow, and seep back into the home and up through the drainage. It could be due to an issue with the drainfield itself that’s causing flooding or puddles of water to accumulate. Whatever the reason, an inspection can identify these issues early on before a serious backup or flooding occurs.
It’s important to know that a septic tank inspection is just a portion of the job. A full septic system inspection should include:
- An assessment of the drain field area
- Landscaping or grading concerns
- The condition and size of the tank compared to the occupancy of the home
- The condition of mechanical and plumbing equipment, including performance testing and analysis
- Liquid levels in the tank
- Water flow
2. Identifies small problems before they become big issues
As mentioned above, the key to a healthy septic system is prevention. With a full inspection, technicians can identify and repair or replace any faulty equipment and test the performance of the entire system. Another factor to consider that is commonly overlooked is the size of the tank compared to the home’s occupancy.
Over the years, your family may grow with kids or other relatives that move in with you. If the size of your septic tank was suitable for you and your spouse back when you first bought your home and there are more people living in your house now, it may be time for an upgrade.
These and other seemingly small problems can quickly grow into large issues that are costly to repair or replace. Remember that septic systems should last 20+ years when maintained properly.
3. Keeps you, your family, and the community safe
Any blockages that cause sewage to back up can cause serious health and environmental risks. Furthermore, if it’s not taken care of promptly, you can be fined thousands of dollars. A yearly inspection prevents emergencies and minimizes the risk to you, your family, your property, and the community.
After an inspection, your septic system is typically restored back to optimal performance and function. To answer the question: can a septic tank inspection and full system inspection protect your property? Absolutely. Inspections are a critical part of keeping your septic system healthy.
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