Getting your septic system inspected regularly is important to protect your investment and to make sure it is in working order. Septic system repair costs can be quite daunting, so it is important to make sure your system is in good operational condition. If you are buying a home or business with a septic tank, you should get it inspected by a professional septic inspector—make sure that the septic system is also complaint to Minnesota state regulations and codes.
Identifying a Failing Septic System
Septic failures commonly occur when the system gets blocked or clogged from non-dissolved solids. Trying to determine if your septic is in trouble can be difficult to inexperienced homeowners, but there are a few common red flags that pop up.
Common symptoms of a septic system starting to fail include:
- slowly draining sinks and toilets
- gurgling sounds in the plumbing
- constant plumbing backups
- sewage odors in the house
- freeze ups
- tests showing the presence of bacteria in well water
- noticeably soggy areas of the lawn or soil
When to have a Septic System Inspection
Managing your septic system is extremely important to keep your system performing at its best. A portion of that management is having your septic tank inspected and pumped on a regular basis. How often you should get your septic system inspected depends on various factors including: size of the tank, household practices and water usage. Since these factors vary from each tank, it is necessary to get inspected to decide whether or not the tank needs to be pumped.
Questions about your septic system? CSI can help!
Our skilled craftsmen at Custom Septic Inc. have the right knowledge and skills in septic system repair, maintenance, inspection and design. We use only the highest quality products and our years of experience will ensure you are getting the right services you deserve.
If you have any questions about your septic system, or have a septic system emergency, call CSI today at 763-218-4769!