Septic Tank Inspections Must Be Requested
Don't just trust anyone with your home 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 over 5000 inspections, many including septic tank inspections. Our reporting software, tools, and (delete) equipment is state of the art. So, if something is wrong with your septic system, we'll find it. If you're considering buying a home with a septic tank you should consider a septic inspection today.
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 fixtures in our home, a septic tank needs to 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. 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 be harmful to your system.
Delmarva Inspection Group Provides Expert Service And Excellent Value
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're wanting.