At Quality Septic Inc., we understand that it can be confusing to wonder when you should call for a drain field inspection at your Brandon, Florida home or business. Nobody wants to be the “boy who cried wolf” when what they thought was a problem turned out to be nothing. On the other hand, you don’t want to choose to not call only to find out there was a problem that could have been more easily resolved if you called straight away. Knowledge is power as the saying goes, so we want you to know that you should never avoid a drain field inspection because you think it might be nothing. Even if all you gain is peace of mind, that is a benefit in and of itself. Here are some reasons to call for a drain field inspection that you might not have thought about.
- Real estate transaction- If you are getting ready to buy or sell a home or commercial property that has a septic system, you’ll want to know if the septic tank and drain field are operating properly.
- Annual inspection- You don’t need to have noticed troubling symptoms to schedule a drain field inspection. An annual inspection of the tank and drain field is the best way to stay ahead of problems.
- Odors- A septic system is a closed system that doesn’t normally permit odors from transmitting into the structure or around the property. If you do notice odors, you should call for a drain field inspection.
- Lush landscaping- If the landscaping is lusher near the septic tank or drain field, it signals a problem. There is a blockage or leak permitting extra nutrients and water to be available for the landscaping.
- Soggy landscaping- A drainage issue is the likely culprit and can be determined with a drain field inspection.
- Older system- The older your system is, the more often you should have it checked out.
- Frequent backups- While a backup is usually caused by an overloaded septic tank, it can also result from blockages in the drain field.
- Sunken area- If your drain field has collapsed, you may notice an area where the ground is lower. An inspection will tell you if it can be repaired or not.