Here’s a riddle for you: while you’re eating your dinner, while you’re sleeping in your bed, while you’re on vacation in Hawaii with your family—what never stops working?
The answer is not your mailman (he gets the holidays off). The answer is your septic system.
Long life for your septic
You probably don’t spend a lot of time pondering what happens to the waste that goes down your drain—you probably don’t think about it at all. Yet day and night, rain or shine, weekday through weekend your septic system continues to do its job. If you’re like most homeowners, you rely on your septic system for many of your daily and weekly routines—showers, laundry, running the garbage disposal—the list goes on. The sheer volume of continual use a septic system undergoes will eventually take its toll. That’s the bad news. The good news is, with proper care and maintenance, your septic system should have a lifetime of at least 25 to 30 years.
So, what can you do to make sure you get the most septic tank life out of your home’s septic system?
Inspect your septic system
We recommend having your system professionally inspected annually. There are several reasons for this, but the most important is a bad septic system, if not discovered in time, is very expensive to repair or replace. By making it a routine to have your septic system inspected on an annual basis, you’ll save yourself money, and you may also save yourself from the unfortunate predicament of a failing septic system (foul odors and a soggy lawn, anyone?). An inspection of your septic will tell you the condition of the baffles and tees if there are any cracks in the pipes or the walls of the tank if your plumbing is all going to the septic and working correctly, and when you should have the tank pumped.
You need to leave these tasks to a septic tank pumping professional—not only because they know what to look for and how to fix any problems discovered—but also because toxic gases produced by the natural treatment processes in septic tanks can be life-threatening.
Protecting the environment
You may already know by having your septic pump system annually inspected isn’t just important for its life and function—it’s also important for the health of your family, your property, and the community you live in.
If your system fails, it can cause a host of problems. Household wastewater from a failed septic can seep into the surrounding environment and, if untreated, may contaminate other wells, groundwater, and drinking water sources. This can pose a serious threat to the public and to the environment, as contact with untreated human waste is dangerous to human health, and drainage from a failed septic can pollute local rivers, lakes, and shorelines.
Shankster Bros can help
Don’t let your septic system reach the point of no return! Contact us today and make an appointment. We want to help you keep your home, your family, and your community clean and safe by doing what we do best—keeping your septic system working the way it should be: day and night, rain or shine, weekday through the weekend.
Contact us by phone at (260)-982-7111 or by e-mail, and go ahead and take that vacation in Hawaii—your septic system is on the job. And we’ll make sure it stays that way.