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septic tank inspectionsYou need to think of your septic tank like you would your furnace or air conditioner. You would probably not think twice about giving your furnace or air conditioner a tune up, and it is probably very important to you that they function properly so your home is comfortable despite the season. Your septic tank also needs regular septic tank inspections or tune ups so that it is in good working order. A poorly maintained septic tank can cause many problems, and septic tank repairs can cost a lot of money and be very inconvenient.  If you are still not sure if you should get a septic tank inspection, here are a few signs that it may be time:

  • Bad Odors —An awful smell coming from the drains in your kitchen or bathroom could indicate your tank is full.
  • Slow Drains –If your kitchen and bathroom drains are draining slowly, it is a good sign that something is off with your septic tank.
  • Pooling Water — If you notice water pooling in your lawn around the drain field, you could have a problem. Wastewater on your lawn can cause a number of problems and can even be hazardous to your health.
  • Sewage Backup — If you have sewage backing up into your home, it is a sure indicator that something is wrong and you need a septic tank inspection.
  • It has been more than 5 years –It is recommended that your septic tank be inspected once every 5 years.  If you have more than 6 people living in your home, it is recommended you only go 2-3 years between inspections. Septic tank inspections are necessary and they will save you a lot of problems in the future.

Call us at American Waste Septic today to schedule your septic tank inspection. Our experienced professionals will keep your septic tank up and running without charging you an arm and a leg.