A septic inspection is a cost-saving measure
Septic inspections have a small upfront cost that can save you money, stress, and property value in the long term! It’s important to be aware of the overall condition of your home’s septic system because if it fails, it could cause significant damage to a property, both inside and outside the home.
The extent of the damage can vary depending on the severity of the failure and how quickly it is addressed. Below are just a few types of damage that can occur in the event of a failed septic system:
- Sewage Backup: One of the most immediate and obvious consequences of a failed septic tank is sewage backup. This can result in raw sewage flowing back into your home through drains, toilets, and sinks. Sewage backups can damage flooring, walls, and personal belongings, and they create unsanitary living conditions.
- Foul Odors: A failing septic system can emit foul odors both inside and outside your home. These odors can make your property unbearable to live in.
- Contaminated Water Supply: A malfunctioning septic system can contaminate your groundwater with harmful bacteria, pathogens, and pollutants. This contamination can affect the quality of your drinking water and pose health risks to you and your family.
- Yard and Landscaping Damage: A failing septic system can saturate the soil with sewage effluent, causing it to become soggy and unstable. This can damage your lawn, landscaping, and the overall aesthetics of your property.
- Structural Damage: Prolonged exposure to sewage and moisture can lead to structural damage in your home. It can weaken foundations, corrode pipes, and deteriorate building materials.
- Decreased Property Value: A property with a history of septic system issues or visible damage is likely to have a lower resale value. Potential buyers will be discouraged by the prospect of dealing with a failing septic system.
- Legal and Regulatory Issues: Some areas have regulations and local ordinances that require property owners to maintain their septic systems properly. Failing to comply with these regulations can result in legal issues and fines.
- Health Risks: In addition to the immediate health risks posed by sewage backups, a contaminated water supply can lead to long-term health problems if not addressed promptly.
To mitigate these potential damages for the safety of your family and the value of your home, it's important to have your septic system inspected regularly and to address any issues promptly. Contact us today for an inspection!