Septic systems are important for a home as they manage the disposal of wastewater. Failure to properly maintain your septic system could result in unpleasant plumbing backups and expensive repairs or replacements. Hiring a septic service to inspect your system can identify any potential problems before they arise.
Why Do Septic Systems Need to Be Inspected?
A septic system separates the solids and scum from clear water, allowing the water to safely exit into a drain field. Wastewater enters the septic tank as clear water exits into the drain field. Over time, the scum and sludge that remains in the tank thickens and leaves less space for wastewater to enter. Inspecting your septic system allows you to empty buildup before it backs up into your home.
How Often Should a Septic System Be Inspected?
Most septic tanks need to be pumped every two to four years, depending on factors such as the size of the tank, the number of people in the household, and the amount of solids entering the tank. You don’t need an annual inspection as it takes a while for the sludge and scum to build up, but should have a professional septic service check out the system around the time of pumping. Scheduling an inspection every three years works well for most households, but those with smaller tanks or more occupants should consider checking their system every other year.
Keeping your septic system in good working condition will benefit the comfort and health of your family. If you’re in need of septic services, Sloan’s Septic Tank Service has been assisting central Michigan for over 80 years. Their Oakley, MI, team takes pride in doing the job right the first time, so you don’t have to worry about lengthy projects. For more information, call (989) 845-6280 or visit their website.