Importance of Septic Tank Inspection and Replacement.

What happens next after flushing the toilet is not something that many people would even think about. You don’t have to think about it if you are living in a home on urban water systems. You cannot ignore this issue because it is an issue of maintenance if your home is hooked to septic systems. Your septic tank need to be inspected regularly whether you home is new or old because if not you will not be able to spot problems and if you need to replace the tank it will cost you much, what you could have avoided if issues were spotted before they became emergencies.

A septic tank system consists of a large holding tank made of plastic, steel, or concrete. These tanks hold all of the household waste, especially the water and waste released when you flush the toiler. Sometimes septic tank content reach to its maximum level and when this happens the contents need to be disposed in some ways. There are three ways in disposing the waste – by pumping it out, by having bacteria or chemical added that will break down and destroy the waste, or by allowing it to be drained into the soil through a leech field.

Maintenance will need to be done to our septic systems like all hard working systems because time will wear them. Because septic tank systems are buried underground you will not be able to know when regular maintenance is necessary so it is important that inspection and replacement assessments have a regular schedule. There are a lot of things involved in septic tank maintenance to be able to avoid major problems or potential problems so that you don’t have to unnecessarily spend for this.

You may have a leech field for your septic tank, or you can even be adding bacteria to it to break down the waste, yet it is still important for the tank to be pumped out regularly in order for technicians to check if there are maintenance issues. Smaller tanks need more frequent maintenance than larger tanks. Despite having water conservation measures in place, you still need the tank to be pumped out and inspected at least once in three to five years.

A good and thorough inspection does not only involve a visual check of the tank, connectors and drainage points, as well as the leech field, but the tank should be opened as often as possible, and the inside inspected. The field service agents will perform tests on the function of the tank itself like adding dye to the water to test for leaks. Any baffles or lids should be checked for signs of wear and tear, and they will also check the connections and connecting pipes that they can readily reach.

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