It is pretty easy to keep an eye on most things about in home, and symptoms of a problem often present themselves to help you avoid big ticket repairs. However, this is not the case with a septic system. Usually, by the time there is a symptom, the remedy is already going to be costly. The only way to save yourself the money on a major septic system repair or replacement is through regular septic inspections.
The timetable for septic inspections does vary to some extent because there are a number of factors involved. The rule of thumb is to have septic inspections done every three years, but a newer or older system should be done more often. The reason for a new one is to make sure that it is actually working properly and that a mistake was not made during the installation that is keeping waste from flowing as it should. Any older equipment needs a bit more babying, so more frequent septic inspections on an old system is a good idea as well. Additionally, if you have an alternative system with complex components, like electrical float switches and pumps, an annual inspection is recommended.
Septic inspections cover a number of things. For instance, they check for leaks and look at both the scum and sludge layers. If the professional doing the inspection notices things in the tank that should not be there, they will let you know so that you can stop doing that. If your septic tank needs to be pumped, they will take care of it at that time as well.
At Averett Septic Tank Co Inc., we are happy to set you up on a schedule for septic inspections and pumping so that you do not need to worry about it. We always communicate with you on our findings, particularly if there is something you are doing that is unsafe for your septic system. We handle septic inspections for both residential and commercial properties throughout the Lakeland, Florida area, so contact us today!