Why Septic Tank Inspection and Replacement is Important
It is a fact of life that after flushing the toilet, we don’t care what happens to the waste next. 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.
Most septic tank systems will include a large plastic holding tank for storage, although older ones may be made of steel or concrete. In a septic tanks you will find waste water and waste material that comes from flushing the toilet. Sometimes septic tank content reach to its maximum level and when this happens the contents need to be disposed in some ways. The three ways by which a septic tank’s content can be disposed of is first, by pumping it out, also by adding good bacteria or chemicals to breakdown the waste solids, or by allowing it to drain into the soil through a leech field.
Maintenance is important for our septic tanks systems just like any other hard working system because time will run its course and cause wearing. You need regular schedule for septic tank inspection and replacement assessment because you can never tell if you septic tank needs maintenance already since most septic tanks are underground and cannot be seen. If you don’t want major problem or potential problems to affect your septic tank then you need to do everything necessary for its maintenance.
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. Even if your system has water conservation measures in place, it still should be pumped out and inspected at least once in every 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. Signs of wear and tear will also be seen in baffles, lids, connections and connecting pipes that can easily be reached.