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Septic Tank InspectionsIf you recently moved into a house with a septic system for the first time, you may wonder what to expect in regards to your first septic tank inspection. Take a look so you won’t have any surprises.

  • Inspecting the Tank- During septic tank inspections, the technician uncovers the tank and uses a tool to determine the amount of solids that are inside of the tank. In addition, he or she will check over the tank’s components and make sure the tank is watertight. That is incredibly important, as a leaking tank leads to a variety of serious issues. If a tank leaks, it can contaminate the groundwater, and it can let groundwater in, which will cause it to overfill. That can make your entire septic system stop working.
  • Pumping- In many cases, pumping is part of septic tank inspections. Often, the inspector will determine that the tank needs to be pumped based on the amount of solid waste inside the tank. If there is too much solid waste in the tank, the tank won’t be able to accommodate enough new waste. That will lead to a backup, and you will suffer from various septic issues.

Now that you know what to expect with septic tank inspections, contact us at American Waste Septic to schedule an inspection. Our trained technicians will inspect your tank so you can get more out of your system.