Septic Tank Inspections, In Delaware
Don't just trust anyone with your septic tank inspection. At Delmarva Inspections Group, we are InterNACHI® certified by the International Association of Certified Home Inspectors®. Protecting our customer's rights is our top priority, and we follow a strict code of ethics. Our team, led by Ed Dee, our inspections Manager, and Co-Founder, has completed thousands of inspections, including septic tank inspections. In addition, our reporting software, tools, and equipment are state-of-the-art. So, if something is wrong with your septic system, we'll find it. So, if you're considering buying a home with a septic tank, you should consider a septic tank inspection today.
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Septic Tanks Are More Cost-Effective And Better For The Environment
Here is the big question. Are septic systems better for the environment than sewage treatment plants? Without a doubt, a correctly installed septic system is more cost-effective and better for the environment. Additionally, the naturally occurring bacteria in a septic tank can work to decompose the waste, not just reduce it. But like any appliance or fixture in our home, a septic tank must be maintained and periodically inspected. If a homeowner chooses not to take care of their septic system, it can become a problem in our surrounding ecosystem. Therefore, septic tank inspections are recommended every 3 to 5 years.
Maintenance Goes a Long Way
Below are some easy steps that will keep your septic tank working correctly:
- Always have a drawing of your septic tank and leach field handy. Be sure to include the location of each.
- Have an InterNACHI-trained septic tank inspector complete an inspection every three years.
- As needed, have your septic tank pumped every three to five years.
- Dispose of hazardous waste properly, and never down a sink or toilet.
- Never dispose of household items down any drain. For example, diapers, condoms, dental floss, cat litter, and feminine hygiene products should never enter your septic system.
- Never plant trees or shrubs over your leach field. If roots enter your leach field, it can become compromised.
- Only plant grass near your septic system.
- Keep livestock and vehicles away from your leach field and septic system. The weight by either could be damaging.
- Don't allow gutters or sump pumps to drain onto or near your septic system.
- When using additives, check with your local health department first. Additives do not eliminate the need for periodic pumping and can harm your system.
Septic Tank Inspections Must Be Requested
In most cases, a septic tank inspection must be requested. A highly qualified inspector will get dispatched to your location. Most home buyers will request an inspection before the purchase is finalized. However, some home sellers will have the tank inspected before listing the home. It not only shows good faith on the seller's part it could have the property close faster than expected.
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What Are The Benefits Of A Septic Tank
A septic tank is an underground wastewater treatment system commonly used in rural areas with no centralized sewer system. Here are some benefits of using a septic tank:
- Cost-effective: Installing a septic tank can be more cost-effective than connecting to a centralized sewer system, especially in rural areas where the cost of installing a sewer system can be very high.
- Low maintenance: Septic tanks require very little maintenance, and if properly maintained, they can last for many years without the need for major repairs or replacements.
- Self-contained: Septic tanks are self-contained systems that can treat and store wastewater on-site, which means that there is no need to transport sewage to a treatment facility.
- Environmental benefits: Septic tanks are environmentally friendly because they treat wastewater on-site, reducing the amount of sewage discharged into rivers and lakes.
- Energy efficiency: Septic tanks require very little energy to operate, making them an energy-efficient alternative to centralized sewage treatment systems.
- Flexibility: Septic tanks can be customized to meet the specific needs of different properties, including residential homes, commercial buildings, and industrial sites.
Overall, septic tanks can provide a cost-effective, low-maintenance, and environmentally friendly solution for treating and storing wastewater in areas where a centralized sewer system is unavailable. So if you need a septic tank inspection, don't hesitate to reach out.
Providing Septic Tank Inspections to Delaware and Maryland
Homeowners, it's your responsibility to maintain your septic system. Some basic care, along with pumping every three years and an inspection every three to five years, can have your septic system running like a charm. Call the experts at Delmarva Inspection Group - we'll give you the expert service and excellent value you want.