How Often Should You Have a Septic Inspection?

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There are many septic companies out there that will tell you just to call every 3 to 5 years to get your septic tank pumped, but even 3 years is a long time to go without a septic inspection. Three years is a long time for your septic system to develop unseen problems, including leaking waste into your yard and other areas. At RCS Inc., we highly recommend more regular septic inspections.

How Often Should You Have a Septic Inspection?

There are three main reasons to schedule a septic inspection:

  • Signs of a problem: If you think you have a septic problem, don’t wait to get your system inspected right away. Small problems are usually cheaper to repair than major issues, and you will want to avoid possible leaks or sewage backups into your home.
  • Annual or biannual regular inspections: A quick annual or biannual inspection can give you peace of mind that your septic system is working properly and allow you to repair small problems before they cause damage to your home or property. You will also get the longest lifespan possible from your septic system when it is regularly maintained and kept in the best working order.
  • Preparing for a real estate transaction: If you are planning on buying a property with a septic tank, schedule a septic inspection. If it does uncover problems, you can ask the seller to help you correct the issue before closing. It will also give you peace of mind that your new septic system is in good repair.

Septic inspections give us a chance to discuss the level of sludge in your system, its overall health, and when we expect pumping to be necessary.