If you have a septic tank on your property, then it needs to be regularly pumped and cleaned. Not only will this help you avoid costly issues with your tank, but will also ensure that it remains in good working order. However there are some other benefits as well – benefits that we’re going to discuss here with you, today.
Here are some of the reasons that you should get your septic tank regularly and how you can benefit. Let’s jump right in.
Preventing the worst
We mentioned this a bit already but the obvious reason here is that you’re getting out ahead of any potentially catastrophic failures in your septic system. If left unattended – minor issues can become huge issues down the line. These are best avoided by simply making sure you’re on a regular maintenance schedule.
A lot of people scrimp on regular maintenance because they don’t want to pay what it costs, but know this – a catastrophic failure can be considerably more expensive. Septic overhauls can in some cases exceed well north of $10,000.00. Backups can require water and waste remediation services. But outside of that – a good, working septic tank saves you money in the long run. Not just in terms of hazard avoidance – but that your tank is operating at peak performance.
Protecting the environment
If you’re someone who’s conscious of the environment – making sure your tank is cleaned is a must. Clogs and damage can result in backup and overflow and contaminate the groundwater or surface of your yard. This can be considered a public health hazard in some instances. That’s a situation you certainly want to avoid for yourself – but especially for your neighbors. Septic system cleaners remove solid waste from your tank and substantially reduce the risk of drainage seeping into your yard and surrounding properties.
Overall increase in your home’s value
If you own a septic tank and choose to sell your home – you’re going to get asked a myriad of questions by potential buyers about its condition, how regularly it’s been maintained, etc. This can impact the perception of the value of your home. By proving it’s regularly taken care of, most buyers will then see it as an asset.
Septic tanks are a boon in the right situation and can save you considerable money over connecting your home to a municipal main sewer line. However, if not cared for properly, they can turn into a disaster. Be sure you’re regularly maintaining your tank. If you’d like to learn more about our lift station and septic tank maintenance services, give us a call today and we’ll be happy to help. Until then – good luck!