Chances are that when you purchased your home and were told that it had a septic tank and fields, you didn't pay very much attention. If you're like most homeowners, your septic system is definitely something that is out of sight and out of mind. You might be surprised to know that this is how septic systems were designed to be this way. In order to maintain this hands-off approach, however, you'll have to do your part.
Because a septic system that is running well is easy to ignore, it's important for you not to do that. It needs to be inspected on a regular basis. Homeowners usually don't 'realize that their septic tank needs to be emptied or that one of the lines running out to their septic field has cracked until something happens inside their house like raw sewage backing up into their bathtub when they are running a bath for their kids.
What Happens When Your Septic System is Inspected
The first step you should take is to contact a reputable professional company, like Septic Check, to come out and perform the inspection of your septic system. Only a professional company has the tools and expertise necessary to find any imperfections and can develop strategies to address them.
Once Septic Check arrives at your property, we will perform a thorough, professional evaluation of all the parts of your septic system. This typically includes the following:
● Checking your drains to ensure that they are draining as quickly and smoothly as they are designed to
● Checking your pipes to ensure that they are in good working order and that they are free of any blockages
● Observing how your drainfield is working and noting any inconsistencies with it
● Looking inside your septic tank to check the level of the sludge to make a determination to be pumped and inspect the walls and other areas to ensure that they have not started to corrode
After completing this inspection of your entire septic system
, the Septic Check
technicians sit down with you to go over our findings. We will include our recommendations for addressing any issues and discuss any septic system repairs that you might need. We take the time to ensure that you understand everything that is going on so you can make the best decision for your home. Contact us today at 320-983-2447 or visit us online to schedule an appointment.