If you’ve recently moved into a home with a septic system and you’re not familiar with how to deal with septic systems, you might be wondering how to properly care for your septic system, what services are required, and how often those services should be scheduled. Getting used to your septic system won’t take long, and it’s fairly easy to understand. Some services it might need include basic repairs, regular maintenance, inspections, and pumping.
Here is some information about those septic services to help you understand the best timing and how often to schedule them.
- Septic pumping: This will be one of the most important septic services you’ll need for your system. Septic pumping is necessary to remove the solid waste that builds up over time in your septic tank to keep the tank from getting clogged or overflowing. Most homes need to schedule this service about every three to five years, but we are happy to give you a more precise guideline based on factors specific to your system.
- Inspections: The best way to ensure that your septic system is working the way it should be is by scheduling regular septic inspections. This septic service will include a certified inspector checking out your septic tank and drain field to see if you have any hidden issues. You should plan to schedule these inspections about every one or two years, just to keep things safe.
- Repairs and maintenance: There isn’t really a set amount of time that should pass between septic repairs. You’ll just need to schedule repairs and maintenance as needed. Some signs that might indicate the need for a repair include standing water around your drain field, foul odors from your yard, or foul odors coming from the sink or toilet. If you notice any of these signs, you should schedule septic services right away.
This is just a basic outline of when you will typically need to schedule these septic services. You should always pay close attention to your system and any warning signs it might give you. The best way to avoid repairs is to keep up with regular pumping and inspections and to ensure you follow all guidelines for what is safe to go into your system and how to care for it. You can give us a call if you would like to learn more or schedule any of our services.