Septic Tank Inspection
Regular septic tank system inspections are essential for anyone that owns one. When we make the investment in a septic tank system, we want to be buying a product that lasts for a long, long time. Given their complexity, importance, and expected longevity, septic tank systems need regular inspections to make sure they are working properly and are in not in need of any repairs. At Athens Septic Tank Service, our pros are the best and most thorough when it comes to installation. We recommend regular inspection of your septic tank system to avoid what could be considered a catastrophic event. Ultimately, your septic tank failing is one of the last things you want in your home. Regular inspections will insure that doesn't happen.
Different regular inspection routines should be followed for different types of septic tank systems. However, keep in mind that the US Environmental Protection Agency recommends regular septic tank inspections for all types of systems every 3-5 years, while the Athens-Clarke County Unified Government also provides this recommendation on its website. Exactly when and how often you have a septic tank inspection depends on your system's size, the number of people in your household, and the extent of water used in your household. There are local regulations on these matters, so give us a call for specific information. Our septic tank pros are not only unparalleled on the technical side of things, but also have all the legal knowledge to help you comply with all the necessary regulations.
Depending on your system's specifications, different inspections steps have to be performed. Uncovered and accessible tank systems are the easiest to inspect and shouldn't take longer than half an hour. Adding complicating factors increases the complexity of an inspection, however. Multiple tank systems, those that are not covered or immediately accessible, those with electrical components, or those with alterative systems add steps to the process. Ultimately, any inspection shouldn't take longer than 90 minutes. When performing an inspection, our septic tank pros look for specific signs of a well-functioning system in various components, including liquid levels, baffles, screens, and drain fields.
What do our inspectors do? Well, first of, all, it is very important to use a trained professional for septic tank inspections. Not only do we know all the typical vulnerabilities and how to fix them, but toxic gases emitting from a cracked septic tank put your health at risk. In terms of the actual inspection, we first locate the your septic tank. After that, we thoroughly go through the routine inspection procedures, checking boxes along the way. After uncovering your septic tank's cover and inspection ports, we will also check your home's plumbing connections to make sure that your plumbing system is in perfect order and is using the septic system properly. Other conditions we check are those or the baffles and tees, as well as the tank's walls. Lastly, we check how full your tank is to get an accurate idea of when it should be pumped. For more information on our pumping and cleaning service, please check out the rest of our website.
Always remember the purpose of regular inspections is to nip potentially serious problems in the bud. Uncheck septic tanks can develop severe problems that result in the need for invasive and costly repairs or replacements. As important as the tank is the overall septic tank system. Our inspectors are trained to know the drain field inside and out. We can easily identify breaks or potential causes of system failure during our thorough inspections. Basically, some symptoms we look for are pools of water or muddied soil in the direct vicinity of your septic tank. Water appliances back up and brighter shades of green grass above the drain field are symptoms that something is wrong as well. But worry not! The point is to catch these things before they become real problems. We at Athens Septic Tank Service aim to give you peace of mind and remedy these issues before they cause serious issues.