If you live in an area that is not connected to a municipal sewer system, there’s a good chance you own a septic system. You may not think very often about this system, but it works hard all-year-round to treat your wastewater in a safe and environmentally-friendly way. Here at Septic Blue of Charlotte, there are a lot of myths and misconceptions we hear about septic systems, so we’ll try to clear them up today by answering a few frequently asked questions.
Septic tanks can be environmentally friendly when properly maintained and used. Septic systems treat wastewater on-site, allowing for natural processes to break down solids and purify water before it returns to the ground.
The average septic tank should be pumped every three to five years. However, septic tank pumping frequency depends on a number of factors, including the size of the tank, the amount of solids in the tank, and the number of people living in the home. If you’re not sure if your septic system is due for pumping, consult with a nearby septic company.
The owner of the septic system is responsible for the overall maintenance of the system, including septic tank repair and replacement.
The lifespan of a septic system depends on a number of factors, such as the material it is made of, the quality of septic tank installation, exposure conditions, and maintenance. Typically, a properly installed and maintained septic system may last 50 years or more.
Your septic system needs to be inspected by a professional septic company if you notice the following signs:
There’s a common misconception among homeowners that you can’t have a garbage disposal if you have a septic tank. The truth is, a garbage disposal is not bad for septic systems if you use the appliance with caution. Here are some of the best practices to follow:
Even if your septic system appears to be functioning well, regular inspections are essential for the following reasons:
Inspecting your own septic system can be done, but it's important to approach it with caution and recognize that a thorough inspection may require professional expertise.
Turn to Septic Blue of Charlotte for all of your residential and commercial septic needs. Whether you’re in need of septic tank installation or septic tank repair, Septic Blue of Charlotte is here to help.