Your septic tank is an important part of your home. It can be easy to forget about because it’s buried somewhere on your property. Here are just a few of the reasons that you should perform regular maintenance on your septic tank.
When you stop and consider what’s in your septic tank, keeping it clean seems like a good idea. Problems with your septic tank present a health hazard for you and your family. You’ll generally notice a few warning signs prior to your septic tank experiencing a problem. These include sewage odors emanating from your toilets and sinks. Another thing that you may notice is that your drain field is especially lush this year. Always be on the lookout for these sort of tell-tale signs that show the true state of your septic tank.
Slowly draining sinks and toilets could indicate that your septic tank is starting to experience problems with flow. If you ignore this problem, you could end up with sewage flowing back into your house. No one wants to deal with this type of problem and the ensuing repair bills that will follow it. Your whole house could be classified as toxic waste dump and require a complete gut for anything that the sewage touched. This could leave you without a home for a time. Septic tanks are famous for backflow issues, so be sure that you know what to look for and what to do should a problem arise.
One of the more common issues that occur with a poorly maintained septic tank is that it overflows into your yard. Taking the time for septic tank maintenance now will help you to avoid this type of situation. You don’t want to be that house that had a muddy pond surrounding it. The repairs for this type of problem are costly and it can take you years to get your yard back into order. You may never get it back to the way that it was before. You definitely do not want to have your yard destroyed by waste flooding it, so be sure to look for the warning signs of an impending overflow.
Decreased Property Value
A well-maintained septic tank may not increase your property values, but it won’t decrease your property values the same way that failing to maintain it might. The recommendation is that you have your septic tank pumped out about every three years. There are also treatments that you can purchase at a home store that will help you to keep things in check. You don’t want to be the house that hurts the value of the homes in your neighborhood. Maintain your septic tank regularly, and it should not affect your property value.
Your septic tanks need to be maintained just like the rest of your house. Skimping on this type of maintenance could be a disaster waiting to happen for your home.
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