Why Septic Tank Inspection and Replacement is Important
Nobody thinks about what happens to the waste after flushing the toilet. For those of us whose homes are on urban water system, we will never have to think about it. You cannot ignore this issue because it is an issue of maintenance if your home is hooked to septic systems. With a regular inspection of your septic tank, whether you have a new or old home, you will be spared from replacement costs because issues will be spotted before they become emergencies.
Septic tanks systems include a large holding tanks made of plastic, with older ones made of steel or concrete. The contents of these septic tanks are the wastes from the household, with all the water and the things that you flush from the toilet. There should be ways to dispose of the septic tank waste especially if it becomes filled to its maximum level. Pumping it out, adding bacteria or chemicals to break down the waste solids or by allowing it to drain into the soil through a leech field are the ways by which the waste in a septic tank is disposed of.
Maintenance is important for our septic tanks systems just like any other hard working system because time will run its course and cause wearing. 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.
Even if your septic tank uses a leech field, or if you can added bacteria to break down the waste, you still need it to be pumped out regularly so that service technicians can have a chance to inspect it for maintenance issues. Pumping the tank is required more for smaller tanks than for larger ones. The septic tanks has to be pumped out and inspected at least once every three to five years even if your system has water conservation measures in place.
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. In order to test for least field service agents test it by adding dye to the water. Baffles, lids, connections and connecting pipes that can easily be reached will be checked for signs of wear and tear.