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Importance of Septic Tank Inspection and Replacement.

What happens next after flushing the toilet is not something that many people would even think about. For those of us whose homes are on urban water system, we will never have to think about it. You cannot ignore this issue because it is an issue of maintenance if your home is hooked to septic systems. Your septic tank need to be inspected regularly whether you home is new or old because if not you will not be able to spot problems and if you need to replace the tank it will cost you much, what you could have avoided if issues were spotted before they became emergencies.

Most septic tank systems will include a large plastic holding tank for storage, although older ones may be made of steel or concrete. These tanks hold all of the household waste, especially the water and waste released when you flush the toiler. There will come a point when the tank will be filled to its maximum level, and the waste will have to be disposed in some ways. There are three ways in disposing the waste – by pumping it out, by having bacteria or chemical added that will break down and destroy the waste, or by allowing it to be drained into the soil through a leech field.

Eventually in time our septic tank systems will need maintenance just like any other hard working systems. You need regular schedule for septic tank inspection and replacement assessment because you can never tell if you septic tank needs maintenance already since most septic tanks are underground and cannot be seen. Basic septic maintenance involves a lot and it is important to be able to avoid major problems or even potential problems so that you don’t have to spend unnecessarily to solve the problems.

Even if your septic tank uses a leech field, or if you can added bacteria to break down the waste, you still need it to be pumped out regularly so that service technicians can have a chance to inspect it for maintenance issues. If you tank is small then maintenance should be more often than for larger tanks. The septic tanks has to be pumped out and inspected at least once every three to five years even if your system has water conservation measures in place.

If you want a good and thorough inspection of your tank, it involves a visual check of the tank, connectors, and drainage points, and the leech field and the tank should be opened and the inside inspected. The field service agents will perform tests on the function of the tank itself like adding dye to the water to test for leaks. Signs of wear and tear will also be seen in baffles, lids, connections and connecting pipes that can easily be reached.