Because septic systems are underground, it’s easy for homeowners to overlook them and procrastinate when it comes to scheduling septic inspections. However, going too long without an inspection can cause thousands of dollars in repairs and even a total system failure. At Emerald Coast Wastewater Solutions, our experienced technicians are committed to helping you keep your residential sewer system operating at peak efficiency.
Should I Have a Septic System Inspection?
Besides being a requirement if you plan on selling your home, septic tank inspections are essential for homeowners. There are several warning signs you should look for to determine whether or not you are in need of an inspection. They include:
- Toilets backing up
- Slow drainage
- System leakages
- Gurgling sounds in the plumbing system
- Bad odors near the septic tank
How Long Is a Septic Inspection Good For?
Even if you don’t notice any of the signs above, periodic inspections are still necessary. In fact, it is recommended that your tank is inspected and pumped once every three to five years. Alternative systems, such as those with mechanical components and electrical pumps, should be inspected once per year.
Although there are general recommendations, there are important factors that ultimately determine how long your system can go without an inspection or pumping. This includes the size of your tank and the volume of solids.
If you suspect that your septic tank could be failing or you believe it’s time for an inspection, call Emerald Coast Wastewater Solutions today at (850) 842-4486 to schedule an appointment or request a quote. Have questions about your septic tank system? Check out our frequently asked questions for general septic tank do’s and don’ts.