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Prevent Septic Surprises In Your New Home With A Professional Inspection

Most people love surprises, right? Maybe when it’s a surprise birthday party or a trip to your favorite vacation destination, but not so much when it comes to your new septic system. Skip the unwanted surprises by scheduling an inspection and pump-out with our Cocoa Beach septic pumping company. 

According to the EPA, septic inspections should occur every 1-3 years. While homeowners should regularly monitor the condition of their septic systems, formal inspections can only be performed by someone certified to do so, such as a team member from our Cocoa Beach septic pumping company.

The Importance Of Septic Inspection 

There are many reasons why septic inspection should fall at the top of new homeowners’ to-do lists. Here are just a few: 

  • Inspections ensure that each part of your septic system is in working order.
  • Inspections ensure that your septic system meets the standards for your state and local wastewater treatment regulations.
  • Inspections keep you and your community healthy and free from toxins found in waste.

Types Of Septic Inspections

Septic companies usually offer two types of inspections: visual and full. Let’s take a look at what they both entail. 

Visual inspection – The septic inspector will ask basic questions, such as how old your home is and how often your septic system receives pump-outs, and test its essential functions. 

While this type of inspection is not as comprehensive as a full inspection, it still helps homeowners catch potential septic problems early on, and can be a less expensive way to address any obvious septic issues that exist. 

Full inspection – As you may have guessed, this type of inspection is far more thorough compared to a visual inspection. Full inspections generally include:

  • A visual inspection
  • Testing your septic tank’s drainage levels
  • Identifying any leakage, cracked pipes, or other signs of system failure
  • Tests for backflow of septic waste into clean water sources
  • And more

Septic Problems That Inspections Help You Avoid

Inspections are necessary to catch potential problems before they become expensive and challenging. Overlooking damage or wear in any part of your septic system may lead to:

  • Standing water in your yard
  • Clogs 
  • Backed-up water in your sinks, showers, and toilets
  • Damage to your septic tank and drain field 
  • Damage to other parts of your property

One of the primary goals of a complete septic inspection is to help you protect your investment.

Pointers To Help You Ace Every Inspection Cocoa Beach Septic Pumping

Even if you consider yourself a pro at septic ownership, a little refresher never hurts anyone! Read over these points to make your next septic inspection a breeze.   

Keep your routine septic pumping appointments – It is recommended that septic pumping take place once every 3-5 years. If you’ve just purchased a home with a septic system, make sure that you find out when the last pump-out took place. 

Septic pump-outs are one of the most effective ways for homeowners to prevent any of those unwanted surprises. Without regular pump-outs, you may begin to see (and smell) a few things you weren’t expecting, including:

  • Standing water 
  • Foul odors around your septic tank cover 
  • Gurgling sounds coming from your pipes
  • Unusually lush, green grass over your septic drain field

One of our Cocoa Beach septic pumping company’s goals is to ensure that your septic tank is maintained well enough that you never see any of these signs appear. However, preparation is always the best defense, especially when it comes to septic systems. One or more of these signs could mean you are due for septic tank or drain field repairs or replacement.

Need some extra help remembering when you’re due for a pump-out? Acme offers automated appointment reminders via email and text message. 

Don’t flush non-septic-friendly objects – Septic systems can last for years when they are well-maintained. Only flushing items that your septic system can handle – human waste and toilet paper – is one of the best ways that you can extend the life of your septic system, save money, and pass your septic inspection with flying colors. Objects that should never be flushed include:

  • Q-tips
  • Baby wipes
  • Feminine hygiene items
  • Paper towels
  • Fats, oils, and grease

Consider installing septic risers – Septic risers are taking off in popularity! These additions to your septic system help the inspection process by:

  • Eliminating the need to dig up soil around your septic tank cover
  • Improving ease of access to your septic tank 
  • Reducing risk of injury

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