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septic diagnosisIt is common to put little thought into the things around your home that are out of sight and not exhibiting any sign of trouble. However, when it comes to your home’s septic system, the symptoms of a problem are often less than agreeable and best to avoid. It is recommended that you contact a professional for septic diagnosis and inspection on a regular basis – perhaps even more frequent than you have the tank pumped and cleaned. Here are some tips on how to get a reliable septic diagnosis and when you should call for one.

The key to a reliable septic diagnosis is to go with a company that has experience and integrity. You want a company that will not try to upsell you when all your system needs is pumping and cleaning. Another tip is to go with a company that only does maintenance and cleaning, so there is less likelihood that they’ll try to get you to pay for a repair.

The next thing to know is when you should call for an inspection and septic diagnosis. Obviously, you should do this if you notice a problem, such as slow or gurgling drains, wet patches in your yard, or toilets that don’t flush properly. It is also a good idea to have the system checked in between each pump out, so if you typically have it pumped every three years, call for septic diagnosis at 18 months. An inspection will also be done when the pump-out occurs.

If you would like your septic system inspected or pumped, give us a call at American Waste Septic. We have more than 25 years of experience and we only do maintenance and pumping. We are dedicated to helping you keep your septic system in top condition!