Underneath your backyard lies your septic system that is constantly working every minute of every day. Whether you are at home, work, having friends over or sleeping, your septic system continues working.
The septic system is one of the most important parts of your home and it often gets overlooked and under-valued. With regular maintenance and proper care, your septic system will keep working for you for at least 25 to 30 years.
Like most homeowners, you probably do not know how a septic system generally works, or realize what happens when water and waste travels down the drain. If you rely too much on your septic system to treat and get rid of wastewater, things could start to fall apart which can have a huge impact on your life and wallet. Improper care of your septic system can lead to the high cost of a septic system failure.
It is important to properly care for your septic system, as it can save you time, money and it maintains the health of your family, your community and the environment.
Septic System Maintenance
Maintenance on your car is often compared to maintenance on your septic system. If you properly care for your car with regular oil changes and checkups, your car can last you many years. Your septic system is the same, as regular maintenance can save you a lot of time and money.
Getting your septic system checked at least once a year is recommended to be sure that it is working properly, and to determine when it should be pumped. Most septic systems have constantly moving parts and may require more frequent maintenance.
Our professionals at CSI will always do a thorough inspection of your entire septic system and look for cracked pipes. We will also check the condition of the tees or baffles, as well as other parts of the system.
We always follow comprehensive steps when inspecting your septic system including:
- Locating the system
- Uncovering the manhole and inspection ports
- Check all connections, flush the toilets, run the washing machine
- Measure the scum and sludge layer
- Inspect the tank and drainfield
- and much more…
If it has been over a year since your last septic system inspection, you are overdue! Annual inspections can save you the headache of spending time and money on a new septic system or trying to repair the old one. If you have any questions about septic systems, or septic system maintenance, call the septic system experts at CSI today 763-218-4769!