Septic systems are generally low-maintenance systems that the average person does not think much about until there is a problem. Regular septic inspections are an excellent way to ensure you can continue not thinking about this vital system.
A variety of problems may show early signs, missed by most, that are noticeable to a septic inspector. As a homeowner, you can prevent certain problems, thereby saving a lot of trouble and money. These problems include:
- Sewage overflows and backups: These issues can pose significant health and safety threats to you and your family, as well as cause property damage.
- Groundwater pollution: A malfunctioning septic system can be a source of groundwater pollution.
- Decreased longevity of the septic system: Malfunctions can reduce the lifespan of your septic system, which may lead to more costly repairs.
The recommended interval for septic inspections varies depending on the age of the system, the number of people it serves, and the depth of the water table. Regardless of the frequency of inspections, a septic inspector can assess the system for signs of a problem, thus minimizing the amount of intervention required when compared to serious failures.
At Sewer & Drain Medic, we offer state-of-the-art camera septic inspections and can confirm the capacity of your septic tank, verify waste and sludge levels, look for issues caused by roots, diagnose absorption issues related to the drain field and pumps, and more. If you are located in the Wilmington, North Carolina area and need our services, please do not hesitate to call!