If you’ve had problems with your septic system, then you understand the inconvenience and expense associated with these costly repairs. For those who are new to septic systems, it can be difficult to understand what needs to be done in order to keep this essential home system in top-notch condition. Read through these three frequently asked questions by Bryan & Bryan Inspections to understand the importance of maintaining your home’s septic system.

3 FAQs Regarding Your Home's Septic System

1. How Long Should Our Septic System Last?

If a septic system is properly maintained and repaired when needed, it can last up to 40 years. There are other factors that can influence the condition of a septic system. Flooding and other weather-related incidents, the number of people using the septic system, tree root obstructions, and more can reduce the lifespan of your well and septic tank.

2. What Is the Best Way to Maintain Our Septic System?

Maintaining your septic system is not difficult. Along with regular inspections and professional maintenance, following these guidelines will reduce the risk of costly repairs and keep your septic system in prime condition:

  • Make sure all septic tank lids are closed and secure.
  • Pump the septic tank as needed.
  • Lead water away from the drain field.
  • Avoid placing chemicals, paper towels, and other items that don’t belong in the system down the sink or toilet.
  • Don’t park vehicles or place outbuildings on the drain field or over the septic tank.

3. How Often Should We Have the Septic System Inspected?

Having the septic system inspected is far more affordable than having costly repairs made or an entire septic system replaced. We recommend having the well, septic tank, and septic system inspected once every five years. If you have several people living in your home or have had past problems with your septic system in the past, you may want to have it done every two or three years instead.

Professional Well & Septic Inspections 

To schedule a residential inspection or for a free quote, call Bryan & Bryan today at (866) 484-8318. We serve Dallas and all surrounding areas with our specialized services including commercial inspections, stucco inspections, pest control services, mold inspections, and more.

Source: “6 Questions You Need To Ask During A Septic System Inspection.” VIP Realty. Blog article. 18 Mar. 2021. Web. 28 Feb. 2022.