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The Importance of Septic Systems Inspections

The Importance of Septic Systems Inspections

If your home or business is hooked up to a septic system, it should be inspected at least once every three years. Septic system inspections not only reveal when the tank needs to be pumped but can also prevent major septic problems, such as leaks and system backups. Without regular inspections and routine maintenance, septic systems even pose a threat to drinking water sources. Here are a few reasons to schedule a septic tank inspection in San Francisco.

Avoid Major Septic Problems

A septic system is not something that you can ignore and expect to work without fail. Regular septic tank inspections will allow a professional to spot small or developing problems before they result in catastrophic septic tank failure. An inspection will also reveal whether your tank needs to be pumped. As the septic tank becomes overloaded with waste, effluent will pool on the ground surface and runoff into surface water or down nearby water well casings. The bacteria, protozoa, and viruses found in sanitary wastewater can cause numerous diseases, including gastrointestinal illness, cholera, hepatitis A, and typhoid. Sewage backup in your home or business can also cause thousands of dollars in water damage. The good news is that these problems can be avoided with regular septic tank inspections.

Improve Septic System Performance

In the same way that regular inspections will prevent major septic problems, they will also improve the performance and extend the longevity of your residential or commercial septic system. Inspections will reveal what types of maintenance are required on the septic system at any given time, including pumping, cleaning, chemical balancing, and repairs. Taken as a whole, these maintenance and service actions will improve the septic system’s ability to store and treat raw wastewater from your home or business. Schedule a tank inspection today to get an idea of what your septic system needs to do its job for many years to come.

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