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When are Septic Inspections Important?

Many people understand the importance of keeping up with septic tank maintenance. They are sticklers for getting it pumped and cleaned regularly. However, not everyone realizes that a regular drain field inspection is also important. Here are the top reasons why you should include a drain field inspection in the septic inspections you have done.

  1. Keep it efficient. If the drain field fails, everything backs up, and you’ll have a real mess on your hands – well, more accurately on your home’s floors and perhaps your hands too, but you get the picture. Even if it hasn’t gotten to the dire stage yet, if your drain field isn’t working efficiently, it could be releasing contaminants into the soil and underground water source that you could be relying on if you have a well.
  2. Check for damage. Your home’s drain field can be damaged by many different things, including receiving materials it can’t filter, roots growing into it from nearby landscaping, getting crushed by a vehicle or other heavy item, and being overwhelmed by continuous excess water usage. A drain field inspection as part of regular septic inspections will alert you to a problem when it could still be repairable.
  3. Post-installation. Always call for septic inspections, including a drain field inspection, after you’ve had one installed to be sure that it is functioning as it should and there weren’t any mistakes made during installation.
  4. Pre-closing. Before you close on a new home or business, getting an inspection of the entire septic system gives you the opportunity to have a problem resolved while it may still be the seller’s responsibility.

Here at Averett Septic Tank Co Inc., we have been providing quality septic system services, including septic inspections, for homes and businesses since 1958 throughout Polk County, Florida. We will provide a thorough inspection for you, so you can have peace of mind that all is well.