Did you know
that, as a homeowner, you’re responsible for maintaining your septic system?
Did you know that maintaining your septic system protects your investment in
your home? Did you know that you should periodically inspect your system and
pump out your septic tank? If properly designed, constructed and maintained,
your septic system can provide long-term, effective treatment of household
wastewater. If your septic system isn’t maintained, you might need to replace
it, costing you thousands of dollars. A malfunctioning system can contaminate
groundwater that might be a source of drinking water. And if you sell your
home, your septic system must be in good working order. Only by pumping and visual inspection can actual tank capacity and
condition be completely determined.
All septic systems have a limited life expectancy so one can expect that they will fail at some point in time. Failing septic systems can expose you, your family and your neighbors to sewage. Sewage contains pathogens and viruses that can cause disease. Sewage can also contaminate ground and surface water possibly polluting wells, rivers, streams or lakes near your home.