Whether you rely on a septic system to service your home or your place of business, having the system regularly inspected by a professional is an important maintenance task that shouldn't be overlooked. There are a variety of good reasons to schedule regular septic inspections – following are some of the most notable:
Save Money on Repairs
One of the best reasons to have your septic system regularly inspected is to save money on septic tank repairs as time goes on. Your service technician will thoroughly check every nook and cranny of your system to ensure that there aren't any small problems that need to be addressed before too much damage is done. If the small problems are corrected early, your septic system will face less wear and tear as it ages and the chance of having to pay for an extensive repair is reduced. The money you save can be used to fund upgrades and replacements that you'll have to invest in any way to keep your septic system in good shape as it ages.
Protect the Environment
During a professional inspection, your service technician will ensure that no sewage is leaking from the septic tank or pipes into the ground on your building's property or onto neighboring properties. If a leak is found, it can be sealed immediately to stop the spillage so the ground doesn't get so contaminated that it becomes a hazard to people, animals, or the ground itself. The bottom line is that regular professional inspections will help ensure that your septic system is not a danger to the surrounding environment and that you aren't breaking any environmental laws that you may not even be aware of.
Maintain a Healthy Plumbing System
If your septic system isn't regularly inspected and problems start to develop, those problems could put extra pressure on your plumbing system which in turn will have to work harder to perform properly. If, for example, a clog develops at the entrance of the septic tank, the clog could cause water to back up into your plumbing system.
Your plumbing system will then have to work hard to push water into the septic tank. After some time, you may end up having to repair both your septic and plumbing system. So, having your septic system inspected regularly will help ensure that no unnecessary wear and tear is put on your plumbing system.
Schedule a consultation with your service technician to find out more about what you can expect during the inspection process.