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How Often Should Your Septic Be Inspected?

The answer to this question varies with the size of your household. The size and age of your septic tank also play into the equation as well as your water consumption. Neglecting your system can be very costly in the long run, so make septic inspections a priority. Here are some tips to help you determine whether it’s time to schedule one.

Previous Inspection
A good start is to find out when the last inspection took place. If it has been more than 5 years, it’s definitely time to get one scheduled. If you recently purchased your home, the date of the last inspection may not be readily available. Try your best to locate this information from the previous owners or the realtor because it is necessary to ensure your septic system is in good condition. If you cannot find the last date of service, it’s better to be safe than sorry. Go ahead and make an appointment in this case.

Water Consumption
A business is likely to use more water than a home and may need to have more frequent pump service, but this would apply to inspections as well. High water consumption increases the odds of septic issues, so it makes sense to have things checked out more regularly if you use a lot of water.

Warning Signs
Septic owners should always be on the lookout for signs of trouble. Allowing small things like slow drains to continue only lead to larger problems. As soon as you see, hear or smell any red flags, go ahead and have a professional come and take a look. Other warning signs include leaks, foul odors, slow toilets, gurgling sounds, clogs and damp areas above your septic tank and leach field.

Kline’s Has You Covered
As a general rule, we recommend homeowners have an inspection every 3 to 5 years. Business owners may want to play it safe and have one every year since they risk losing a lot more if there are problems. Regardless, this is an important part of septic maintenance and should be taken as seriously as pump service. When it comes to septic inspections, Kline’s has the skilled technicians and decades of experience to keep your system running smoothly for years to come. Contact Us or Request Service Now.

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