Do’s & Don’ts
THE SEPTIC SYSTEM INSPECTION: WHAT IT IS AND WHY YOU NEED ONE
Like most large appliances in and around your home, your septic system requires regular maintenance to keep it running smoothly.
Here in North Dakota, a septic system inspection is recommended when a property changes hands. However, smart homeowners understand the value of performing inspections as part of your routine maintenance.
OTHER REASONS TO SCHEDULE AN INSPECTION INCLUDE:
- If you notice a problem: Maybe you’ve noticed unusual odors around toilets or drains, sluggish or weak flushing toilets, sinks that are slow to drain, or wet spots or lush plant growth over your drainfield.
- If you are planning to remodel or add on to your home: Not only do you want to make sure your septic system is up to the challenge, but you also want to avoid building above your septic tank or on your drainfield.
THERE ARE TWO BASIC TYPES OF SEPTIC SYSTEM INSPECTION: VISUAL AND FULL
A visual inspection involves flushing the toilets and running the faucets for several minutes to surge the system and check for leaks or other problems. It should also include a walk-through of the yard area above the septic system.
While visual inspections are sometimes carried out by home inspectors, working with a qualified septic service professional is always recommended.
A full inspection is more thorough and examines the inside of your septic tank to check the water level. This helps the inspector determine if there is a leak or if the system is overloaded.
In most cases during a full inspection, the septic tank is pumped and the drainfield monitored for backflow. The inspector will also examine the pipes to ensure there is nothing blocking water flow from the house to the tank.
WHY CHOOSE BIG MUDDY SEPTIC?
When your septic system inspection is carried out by our certified septic inspectors, you’ll receive complete documentation of everything that was done—and the peace of mind that comes from knowing it was done the right way.
Big Muddy Septic performs comprehensive, camera-assisted inspections.
As with pumping, if you can’t remember the last time you had an inspection or if more than a couple years have passed, it’s time to call us. Inspections not only alert you to larger—and potentially costly—problems, but they ensure your septic system is working efficiently and safely for everyone in your home.
SCHEDULE YOUR INSPECTION TODAY WITH BIG MUDDY SEPTIC.
By giving us a call at (701) 751-5868.
Frequently Asked Questions:
How Often Should I Get My Septic Tank Pumper?
Most tanks should be pumped every 3-5 yrs, however this may vary depending on the tank size, number of people in the home and water usage. A family of 6 is presumably going to need their tank pumped out more frequently than a family of 4 with the same sized septic tank. Better to be ahead of the game rather than behind in this scenario!
Do you pump everything out of the tank?
Because it is impossible to completely empty the tank, there will be some liquid left on the bottom though this should be minimal. The contents remaining in the tank contain bacteria that will continue to promote breakdown of incoming waste.
Why clean my septic tank?
Your septic tank seperates solids from wastewater and allows the wastewater to travel through the system to the absorbtion field. A dirty tank allows more solids to enter the absorbtion field which inturn will plug your drain field causing the system to fail.
Do I need to be there when you clean my tank?
You are not required to be present during the service, but we strongly recommend that if you have questions or concerns that you visit with us during the service or give us a call afterwards to discuss them. We are happy to answer any questions you have.
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Bismarck North Dakota