Septic System Inspections
Every time that we get called to provide any type of service we actually have to perform an inspection on your septic systems. Otherwise, we wouldn’t be able to give you a true diagnostic as to what is wrong with your system. We, of course, perform different levels of inspection. Since inspecting certain areas of the septic system would require major shoveling on our part and would cause pretty relevant damages to your property we will only do full system inspections in which we dig up all of the lines unless we can’t figure out what the problem is or we need to make a major repair.
How Often Should The System Be Inspected
We have another section that talks about how often you should get your septic tank cleaned. This though is obviously a bit different. The answer to this question would really have to be it depends! Actually, we could answer it with another question. Are you having trouble with your septic system? If you are then, of course, a thorough inspection is in order. If you aren’t we could say that you should get it checked every x number of years, but to be honest the best thing that you can do is keep your eyes open!
Spotting A Potential Problem
Since we have just recommended that you keep your eyes open we are going to say what we mean by that. Obviously having an expert come in and have a look every so often is the best way to make sure that the system is running properly. Still, trouble can stir up at any time and knowing some of the basic signs that come with it can be a great asset. That way you can be a little more proactive with your septic system care. If your toilest are slower than usual, or if you are seeing awkward bulges in your lawn those may be signs of a problem!
When you suspect that you may have a major problem with your system we will need to discard a lot of the instruments that we use to do our superficial readings that monitor water flow and actually dig in to take a look at the system ourselves. A proper previous inspection will also us to pinpoint a specific area where we believe that a problem may be brewing. That way we won’t leave giant holes on your whole lawn.
What About My Septic Drain Field?
One part of the septic system that is sometimes a bit ignored is the septic drain field. Since the overall effectiveness of the field itself may not cause any problems with the septic tank it may be forgotten. If you start seeing that your grass starts to bulge up as if it had a cyst then you may want to give us a call so that we can find out where the water that is being drained from the tank is actually ending up!