The Importance of Septic Tank Maintenance

By October 11, 2018Blog

When you own your own home, there are so many things to think of when it comes to maintenance, plumbing, paintwork, keeping all your electrical appliances in working order – the list can seem endless. Cleaning your septic tank is probably not high on the list and you may not realise it but it is absolutely vital in order to prevent any issues from developing that could be pretty disgusting for your family and your neighbours! If it’s not something you really want to think about, you can contact the experts, J.H. Willis & Son, and we’ll be more than happy to ensure that your septic tank is in tip top condition all year round.

So, why is maintaining your septic tank so important? Here are a number of reasons why:

  1. It’s important for the health of the house occupants

A septic system that isn’t working correctly can contaminate the water, which can be harmful to your health and that of the people around you. Wastewater can run into the ground or seep back into the house. It can even contaminate your fresh water supply, so drinking or cooking with it can make people sick. This is why you need regular septic tank emptying to keep everyone who lives in your home safe from harmful bacteria.

  1. You can save money over time

If you have your septic tank cleaned regularly, then it will save you money in the long term. How? Regular cleaning by a company such as J.H. Willis & Son means that any potential issues can be identified earlier. If you leave it, then you may find yourself in deep water financially when something goes wrong, as it is likely to. Call a reputable company around to have your system cleaned around every 3 years and you’ll be saving yourself the hassle of replacing the whole system if an issue arises.

  1. It can affect the value of your home

Poorly maintained septic systems can affect potential buyers, because it will lead to problems in your home, such as blocked toilets. When the time comes to sell a house, buyers will insist on a full inspection, which will reveal a septic system that is in poor shape. So, you may have to agree to a lower price, or even lose the sale of the home.

Look out for these signs that your septic tank needs cleaning:

  • If small puddles of water are forming around your garden or driveway in times where there isn’t much rain, your septic tank needs draining
  • Blocked toilets, or toilets that won’t flush are a sign that your septic tank is full
  • Foul, unpleasant odours are another sign that there’s something wrong in the system

Even if you don’t experience any problems, you should have your septic tank emptied every three – five years to keep it in good condition.

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