For anyone who owns a septic tank on their property – it’s important to make sure you schedule regular inspections and maintenance at least once every three years. This is important, because it will make sure that your system continues to run smoothly and will help you get out ahead of any potential issues that might be creeping up on you. Most problems and issues with septic tanks literally go sight unseen, so it’s important to have a professional make sure everything is running as it’s supposed to.
Today’s blog is about why this ongoing maintenance is so important and why you need to make it a priority if you own a septic tank.
Running on the up and up
We discussed this above, but systems that are neglected are far more likely to experience leaks, blockages, bad bacteria growth and worst of all – ruptures. Inspectors are always on the lookout for the signs of these issues so that they can repair them before you have a catastrophe on your hands. Not only that – but the better maintained your tank is – the better it will perform.
When you should get your tank pumped
Most professionals say that you should get your septic tank pumped once every 3-5 years. While this is all well and good, a 2 year spread is a decent chunk of time and a lot can go wrong. Knowing when specifically to get your tank pumped depends on a myriad of factors – most of all carrying capacity.
This is also important because an overloaded tank can be a wildly expensive thing to manage. Wastewater can pool above the tank and run towards sources of water while the bacteria and other chemicals could contaminate soil and the like. It can also back up into your home and cost you thousands of collard to clean.
Making simple inspections part of the routine – will decrease the likelihood of this happening dramatically.
Make your home more valuable
A lot of homeowners don’t realize that a septic tank can be a significant part of a real estate transaction. Many buyers may even request a proof of routine inspections from you. Producing the paperwork not only proves that your tank works, but that you made maintenance a priority over the years. This makes your home more valuable to buyers.
If you’re looking to get and inspection done, give us a call and we’ll be happy to give you a free estimate. Good luck!