Every septic system has an average lifespan, that if you really think about is quite large for objects that are underground and have to deal with water and wastes on a daily basis. That being said at one point these systems are inevitably going to have to be replaced. The trick here really is getting your septic system to be able to live out its proper lifespan. Knowing also, when that time is up and you need to have someone come in and switch it out for a new one. Different parts of the septic system may need to be replaced at different times.
How To Spot The Need For Any Type of Replacement
Obviously, around 80% of the replacement jobs that we do are preceded by some form of septic issue that we got called in to take a look at. This happens because overall people are not proactive in taking care of their septic systems. The naked eye test here never fails though. If you spot water puddles in areas that are quite unusual and it hasn’t rained, don’t wait until you can’t flush your toilet before you give somebody a call. The easiest way to spot it though is to get our team to provide system inspections every now and then.
Septic Tank Replacement
There are two main reasons that you may need to have your septic tank replaced. One if obviously if you have an old or broken tank that is causing you trouble. Another is that you have to get your tank upgraded. If you are producing more wastes than the tank can handle you are going to need a bigger tank. Otherwise, you are going to have a problem, after problem, after problem, with your septic system. If you suspect that you may fall under one of those two categories we would strongly suggest that you give us a call!
Septic Line Replacement
We talk at greater length about this type of service in another area of the site. Still, we thought that it was a relevant topic for this page since it does involve a replacement. Septic lines should be built to last the entire lifespan of a septic tank and then some. Yet, they can really come up short if you experience multiple issues. To be honest we can only repair a leak so many times before we truly recommend that the best option is to replace the entire line.
Resting or Replacing Your Septic Drain Field
Your septic drain field is usually a place within your property that is preferably located underground in which all of the decomposed wastes end up in. Every so often it is recommended that switch out the location of your septic drain field. Most systems that incorporate a septic drain field will literally have two septic drain field options already built. All you really have to do is re-route the train from time to time. It isn’t really a replacement job unless your entire field clogs up in which case you are in quite the predicament!