Ever heard the expression "out of sight out of mind?" This is the problem with most homeowners when it comes to septic inspections. Even though septic systems are an integral part of every household, many homeowners forget to regularly have their systems inspected since they are usually underground. However, not having your septic system inspected regularly can lead to disastrous results and costly repairs. So here is everything you need to know about Septic system inspections.
Why You Need An Inspection
Septic system inspections are important for any household as they can catch plumbing issues that could become major problems if they are not addressed. Routine septic inspections can help homeowners save quite a bit of money on costly repairs by identifying potential septic problems early. Additionally, septic system inspections are required if you plan on selling your home.
When Should You Get An Inspection?
Most experts agree that you should have your septic system inspected at least every three years. However, most homeowners wait much longer than the recommenced three years. Instead, many homeowners wait until something goes wrong before they call in a septic professional to inspect their system. Waiting until there is an issue usually means that homeowners will end up paying thousands of dollars to either repair or replace their septic system.
How Much Will a Septic Inspection Cost?
Septic inspection costs vary depending on the size of the tank and how thorough the inspection is. For a 1,000 to 1,5000 gallon tank, a full septic inspection will probably cost between $300 and $600. Inspections are very important, but so is managing your finances. If a full septic inspection is too much for your budget, there are alternatives. For example, you can discuss less intensive and expensive inspection options with your septic professional company. Additionally, you can try contacting the closest health department. Often times local health departments will offer to perform septic system inspections for a reduced price.
Who Should Perform Your Septic Inspection
You should always hire a septic professional for septic system inspections. Although most general home inspectors will do an inspection of the septic system, this type of inspection is very limited and focuses on noticeable damage. A septic system inspection by a general home inspector will not be thorough enough to detect any real issues with your septic system. Septic professionals, on the other hand, are trained to make sure your septic system is in good shape. For instance, septic professionals can tell whether or not you may have cracks in your tank based on how low the level of liquid is. They can also detect possible ground contamination, backflow, and blockages.
ADB Septic | CT Septic System Inspections
To avoid any potential damages to your tank and household, it is important to schedule regular inspections on your septic tank. Whether you need a routine pumping or an entire replacement of your septic system, A.D.B. Construction & Septic Corp. can help!
A.D.B. Construction & Septic Corp. is a septic services business in Manchester, CT. We proudly serve residential and commercial customers all over Hartford County and beyond with a full slate of services. With over 20 years of experience, we have completed countless projects of all scopes and sizes. Needless to say, there is nothing we can’t do when it comes to septic tanks, sewer systems, basement waterproofing, drains, and more.