The best way to prolong the life of septic tanks is with regular maintenance and inspections.
There are two modern ways to deal with waste from a home or business in the Monroe, North Carolina area. The first is being on the municipal sewer line system where your only responsibility is to maintain the drain lines to the street and pay the bill each month. The other is a septic system where the waste is processed on your property by first going to a septic tank and the effluent filtered to return to the ground. At RCS Inc., we are well-versed with septic tanks, as we are one of the oldest and most respected septic service providers in the area. We have been in the same location for over 40 years, and our owner, Joe Hudson, has lived in Union County his entire life and is well-known and respected as a man committed to his community.
We know home septic tanks exceptionally well, and one of the things that we have found is that you can expect a very long life from them, in most cases, as long as you keep up the maintenance. That is why we offer semi-annual maintenance packages, while most companies just say to call them every 3 to 5 years to have the tank pumped out. While it might not need septic pumping and cleaning on every visit, it gives us the opportunity to conduct other maintenance and inspections so any issues can be resolved in a timely manner.
Think of it like your vehicle – today’s cars are designed to be drivable for more than 100,000 miles, but would you expect to get that many if you didn’t get it serviced a couple of times a year? Of course not, and septic tanks aren’t much different. They don’t need an oil change or tire rotation, but regular service does give them the best chance to give you many decades of service. If you have any questions about septic tanks, including installation, maintenance, inspections, or repairs, don’t hesitate to reach out to us.