July 1

Common Septic Tank Questions and Answers (Part 5)

Common Septic Tank Questions and Answers (Part 5) 

If I think I need a new septic system put in what should I do?

Well the first thing to do would be to call a septic company and ask them if they can perform an official septic inspection on your property. The only person that can do this type of inspection is a licensed inspector and he or she will be able to tell you whether or not your septic system is in failure and if you need to get a repair done or if you need an entire replacement of your septic tank or septic system. 

If getting a new septic system is too expensive what are some alternatives that I can do to fix the problem?

Contacting a septic company will help you because they can determine the condition of your equipment and will be able to know if you really need all the work to be done. A good professional team like ourselves will give you some options to choose from that will vary in cost depending upon the materials and labor needed to finish the job. Some septic systems' lives can be extended when a proper repair is done to them. If you can get away with a proper repair then you have avoided having to install an entire new system. When someone has to have a whole new system put in it is actually more expensive than if you put a new system in for the first time because you have the added labor and disposal of the broken system to deal with first before you can even start thinking about installing the new system. 

What is the cheapest way to keep a septic system healthy?

Well the best way to keep your expenses low is to take proper care of your septic system that is installed on your property underground. If you are able to maintain your system properly then you are less likely to have damages occur that end up needing repairs. Repairs are expensive depending upon the extent of the damage and the energy it will take to finish the job. Some easy ways to maintain your septic is to cut back on your use of water inside your home. Try to avoid throwing any items down the drain through the sink or toilet that don't belong in the septic system. You should also use products in your home that are less harmful to the environment that contain less chemicals in them. This is going to keep the culture in your septic tank healthier and it will perform more efficiently overall because of this. 

When looking at the causes of septic problems, what is the top most common issue you've seen?

The biggest issue is hands down, ignoring your septic system. It is best to set up a regular schedule with a septic company to come and pump your septic tank for you. If you are able to stay ahead of the potential problems it will end up saving you time and money. This is hands down the best way to extend the life of your septic system on your property. 



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