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No one ever thinks to what will happen to the water and waste once they flush the toilets especially for those of us who have homes in the urban areas and the apartments are on municipal water systems.  But in the case you own your home that is hooked up to a septic system, then maintaining the septic tank is something that you cannot ignore. It does not matter if your home is new or old, regular checkup, replacement, and inspections are necessary to avoid the small issues turning into emergencies.

How then does a septic tank work?

In most of the septic systems, you find that these systems have large holding tanks for storage that is usually made of plastic. But the old ones are typically made of concrete and steel. These tanks generally hold all the household wastes. It reaches some point in time when these tanks get full to the maximum level .these necessitates the need to dispose of the trash in some manner. You can either pump out, allow it to drain into the soil through a leech field or adding up some chemicals or bacteria to break down and destroy the waste.

It gets to a point when time runs its course and the need for maintenance and replacements sets. Because the septic tanks are usually placed underground, It is always hard to know the appropriate time to carry out the maintenance of these tanks, and this is the main reason why regular inspections of the container, replacements, and assessments are vital.  Therefore this assessments that you do regularly will help you avoid the over costs of fixing the problem when it worsens.

How does an inspection work and how often it to be done?

Pumping the septic tank regularly is also very important. Having these done with technicians such as the one in San Diego Septic Tank Repair, Installation & pumping Services Pros is ideal as they have the chance to inspect it more appropriately for maintenance issues.  This pumping should be done and inspected at least once every three to five years.  More so, a thorough inspection should not always involve a visual check of the tank connectors and draining points, but also you could consider opening the inside and inspecting it thoroughly. You will find some experts who can also carry out some tests to check the functionality of the tank that is they can add dye to check leaks in addition to this it is essential for them to check out for any wear and tear on the baffles, the visible connection pipes, and lids.

What are then the signs of the need for replacement?

When you find out that the leech field  is flooding this  is a clear indicator that the tanks have leakage or are broken, this may be brought about by rusting and also breakages due to heavy machines, vehicles passing at the point where the septic tank is placed more often  especially when the tank is in the open field.  The pressure that gets exerted on the place makes the leaks more extensive and thus necessitating the need for replacements being done since the tank is worn out to the extent of no repair.

Whenever you get to the market intending to purchase a house, ensure to carry out a proper inspection of the septic tanks and the entire landscape. This is because not all home sellers will tell you the truth about the system as they may not even know whether the tank close to being repaired. It is evident that the more you know about the condition of the septic tank the more you are always prepared to solve the problem or replace it right away.

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