Septic System Inspections and Maintenance to Protect the Life and Performance of Septic Tanks

Posted By : Aubrey Mead , on Feb, 2016


Septic System Inspections and maintenance are vital the life of septic tanks. There’s a delicate system that goes into wastewater processing. If something goes amiss, even if it appears to be minor, the entire treatment process can malfunction. Fiber-optic septic cameras enable viewing of the system in the recesses of the soil. Inspectors can see how high the liquid is and check water marks. Septic camera inspections reduce labor costs by inspecting underground equipment without having to remove enclosures. Water marks indicate how the system has changed in its use. Parts that are essential to septic tank performance are inspected. A Septic System Inspections report is taken to review the condition of it and the repairs needed.

The grade of soil on the landscape must be identified before new installation. The Department of Health requires this, so health, safety and sanitation principles are met for the environment in the area. Soil readings are taken by a certified sanitation specialist. The tests reveal how quickly soil absorbs liquids. The readings help determine what type of system model will be safe, effective and sanitary for the land. Land surveys, soil tests, and other factors give septic service contractors the information they need to select the best system models for their customers. There’s deep excavation required for installation. Some land structures may need to be removed. Customers investing in a new septic tank have trained professionals doing the job with oversight by the Health Department. Such an association of people working on a project guarantees the job is done right.

One of the most important facets of maintenance is septic system pumping. Pump service rids the tank of sludge that settles to the bottom of the tank. If the system is over capacitated with solid material, it eventually breaks down. System failure can end in soiled leach fields, backed up sinks and toilets, and horrid odors. Pump service includes inspecting the inlet and outlet pieces for erosion. If those parts have outlived their use, the flow of wastewater could be blocked. The last step in pump service is to measure liquid levels to make sure leach field absorption is effective. Contact Skips Wastewater to schedule service.

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