Maintaining your septic system is very important. Your septic system is really like any other appliance at your house. It has moving parts, motors and filters that need to be inspected from time to time to make sure it’s working properly. Regular maintenance helps to keep the entire system running properly and ultimately help to prevent major problems if the system is neglected.
Everyone love to save money, and preventative maintenance is key. Services in the $250 range is better than the $4,000+ cost of a major repair. Of course the more people that live in your house the more wastewater that will be generated, which might lead to more often servicing. If you decide to sell your house, a properly maintained system with records could save you money. It also can help to maintain the value of your property throughout the sales process.
…Keep Everyone Healthy
Wastewater is chock full of all kinds of disease-causing bacteria and virus as well as high levels of nitrogen and phosphorus. If your septic system is working properly all these nasty items will be removed and made safe for the environment. Raw sewage or improperly treated wastewater increases the chances of getting into ground water. Keeping your system running properly helps you do your part in protecting your family, your neighbors and the environment.
…Protects The Environment
If water is not treated properly and raw or untreated it could lead to serious problems with the environment. As a child, perhaps you were like me and would go swimming in the nearby ponds and rivers on hot summer afternoons. Well, improperly treated water from your septic system could lead to swimmers contracting hepatitis, getting eye, ear and gastrointestinal illnesses and more. Birds, fish and shell fish in your local environment can be drastically affected as well.
If you have you any questions about maintaining your septic system, or you can’t remember the last time you had your system serviced, give us a call. We will complete a full inspection and help you with a little peace of mind knowing your system is working as it should.