Septic-Tank Dangers

Maintaining your septic system is necessary to keep your plumbing working smoothly. Efficient and sanitary disposal of your waste when your home is not hooked up to a municipal sewage system is vitally important. Proper sanitation is not the only concern, however. You need to maintain your septic system to keep your family and neighbors safe. In order to accomplish that task, you need to inspect your system regularly for certain dangers.  Septic Caps A weak or broken septic-tank cap can lead to a disaster. In fact, more than a few people, often children, have fallen through weak septic-tank caps, sometimes dying from their injuries. In some instances, the cap may be strong enough but not properly fastened. As a

Things To Know About A Septic System Inspection Before Putting Your Home On The Market

If you plan to put your home on the market in the near future, you need to be sure that it passes all necessary inspections first, to ensure that it is in good enough condition to sell. Many people forget to get their Title V septic system inspected before trying to sell their home. The guide below walks you through everything you need to know about a septic system inspection. Inspect the Location of the Septic Tank The first thing the inspector will do is determine the location of the septic tank. There are guidelines regarding how far the septic tank has to be from the home for optimal health and safety of the home. The inspector will determine if

Learn What To Do If You Stumble Upon An Old Septic Tank In Your Yard

If you want to give your home more personality, you may want to consider updating the landscaping around the house. If your home is older, you may dig up an area while landscaping and find an old septic tank underground. If you find an old, underground septic tank, it is important to know what to do to dispose of it safely. The guide below walks you through the steps to take when you find an underground septic tank that is no longer being used in your yard. Contact Your Local Branch of the Environmental Protection Agency The first thing you need to do is to contact the local branch of the Environmental Protection Agency to have the tank inspected. There