Just like any other part of your home, your septic system requires regular care, repairs and sometimes replacement. Though it’s easy to overlook the job your septic tank is doing on a daily basis, it is important to remember that it is constantly working to rid your home of waste and properly treat it to prevent contamination of groundwater, a very important job. Without a properly functioning septic system, you run the risk of leaking waste, contaminating local wells, streams lakes and ponds and exposing your family and neighbours to possible waterborne diseases and other health risks. In extreme cases, wastewater can even back up into your home if the system is clogged.
Oftentimes, the septic system is buried, making it difficult to know when repairs are required. Most professionals recommend that septic systems be inspected and emptied at least once every five years. If there are several people living in the home, you’ll want to do it more often, about once every two or three years.
With regular inspections and maintenance from a qualified professional at Big Country Pumps, you can keep your system functioning for as many as 30 years. We can complete any necessary septic system repairs in the 150 Mile House area, and can even install entirely new systems if yours is failing and needs replacement.
Though your system should be inspected regularly to look for potential problems before they occur, there are also signs that your system is in need of immediate repair, including:
If you’ve noticed any of the above signs, or you want to stay ahead of any repairs and simply have your system inspected, the team at Big Country Pumps has the professionals for the job. Early detection can prevent future problems and expensive repairs or cleanup if the system fails and backs up into your home. Give us a call today to learn more about our services or to schedule an appointment.