How Often Do You Need a Septic Tank Inspection?

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It is always recommended to have a septic tank inspection when purchasing a house in order to assess the health of your home and be aware of potential problems. But did you know that it is also recommended to have your septic tank inspected regularly on any property you own? We suggest scheduling an inspection every three to five years.

How Often Do You Need a Septic Tank Inspection?

What is a septic tank inspection?

When we inspect your septic system, we will examine each part, including the lids, tank, and drain field. We will check to make sure that your system is functioning correctly, without cracks, corrosion or broken parts. We will identify potential problems and can prevent or repair them before they become more serious.

Why is it important to have a septic tank inspection?

Inspections are important to keep your septic system running smoothly and to prevent future problems.  Without a regular inspection, septic systems can break down and cause damage and expensive repairs. Inspections allow us to evaluate the health of your system and alert you to problems before they become emergencies.

What warning signs would signal that you need a septic tank inspection? 

It is important to schedule an inspection if you notice water is draining slower, there is pooling water around your drain field, or you detect a sewage smell around your house. These could be signs that your septic tank needs to be emptied or repairs may be needed.

If you notice any of these signs, are purchasing a home with a septic system, or have not had a septic tank inspection in the last three to five years, it is time to schedule one. At Tampa Bay Septic, we have over 20 years of experience inspecting, repairing, and installing septic systems. Give us a call today.