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Septic Tank Inspection

Septic Tank Inspection

Although septic tank inspections are a significant part of buying a previously owned property, regular scheduling inspections are the safest way to ensure that the septic tank is in good shape for the long term. Unfortunately, some owners choose not to hire a septic tank inspection company until they are already dealing with major plumbing problems. There’s no need to fight water leaks and sewer line issues. Investing in a septic tank inspection once every three years or so can help extend the life of your septic system. Poop Dudes offers septic installation, septic tank pumping, and septic repair in Chattanooga and the surrounding area.

Septic Tank Inspection: 3 Areas to Check

Check Your Tanks Liquid Levels

Inside the septic tank, there are three layers. At the bottom, heavy particles settle and accumulate; this is called the sludge layer. The liquid layer sits in the middle and is usually the bulk of the material in the tank. The top is a thin layer of scum from the oils and fats that break away the waste. Ideally, sludge levels should remain relatively low, as excessive amounts of sludge and scum can lead to sewage backups within the home and clog drain field pipes. As the levels rise, pumping can renew your tank and help you avoid a costly bill for septic repair.

Check Your Pipes and Other Components

The elements of the septic system can become eroded over time. Mineral particles and debris may accumulate in pipes, causing them to clog and rust. Suppose your septic system starts exhibiting signs of deterioration. In that case, a detailed inspection can reveal that all you need is a minor septic repair instead of a full septic installation and replacement. Good septic inspections will save you thousands of dollars by finding problems early and preventing further damage.

Check Your Drain Field

During a septic tank inspection, our certified experts will thoroughly inspect your absorption field. This is where all the wastewater flows into the soil. Water pooling in certain areas, strong smells emanating from the ground, and a rapidly growing patch of grass are all signs that lead to potential problems in the septic system. The investigation of this area's health will give a great insight into the general well-being of your septic system. It is essential to address these issues immediately. Small problems can quickly become big problems, so the sooner our professionals can diagnose and fix minor issues, the greater the chance of long-term success. Replacing a septic system is costly, and conducting a septic inspection will let you rest easy.

If you need a septic tank installation, repair, pumping, or a septic tank inspection, call Poop Dudes and schedule an appointment with one of our experts.

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What Does a Septic Inspection Involve?

  • Exposing your septic system
  • Pumping of the septic tank
  • A visual inspection of the septic tank, lid, and baffle tees
  • Repeated flushing of the toilets
  • Checking for any signs of a backup
  • Identifying if any leaks are present
  • Verifying drain fields are taking water
  • Detailed records and photos sent by e-mail at the completion of the inspection