We recommend an annual septic inspection to keep your septic system working right. It’s also a good idea to get an inspection before you put your house on the market. Being able to say in your listing that the septic system and septic tank are in good working order will calm the worries of potential buyers. Septic inspections may be scheduled more frequently for our commercial clients, depending on the age of the septic system, system design and the several other factors.
Septic System Problems
The team at Jones Pump Service will look for septic system problems and septic tank problems using a special camera to get inside the system. If you don’t know where your septic tank is located, we offer septic locating services. We recommend septic tank pumping at the time of an inspection so we can be more thorough.
A septic inspection can uncover problems such as:
- Overflowing septic tank
- Leaking septic tank
- Clogged pipes
- Cracked pipes
- Blocked outlet port
- Failed baffle
- Damaged leach field / drain field
- Too small of an absorption field
- Sewage odors
Aerobic Septic System Problems
Aerobic septic system problems can happen simply because it’s a more complicated system. These systems operate similarly to conventional septic systems in that waste water is carried from the house to a tank and after processing is released to an absorption area. Aerobic septic systems use electric pumps to aerate the waste and promote bacterial action. Some systems pretreat and/or post treat the waste water entering the tank.
In addition to the basic septic problems, a septic inspection can uncover problems specific to an aerobic system such as:
- Alarm going off
- Tripped alarm
- Pump problems
- Compressor issues
- Problems with the vanes, seals or filters