The main reason why your septic tank needs a yearly inspection is to ensure it is continuing to work optimally. Your septic tank is one thing you do not want breaking around your property.
Determine If It Is Causing Problems
A lot of drainage problems can occur around your home. A slow drain can be the result of almost anything affecting the pipes’ ability to move water. A professional can inspect the septic tank to see if it is the culprit. If it is not, then the plumber knows to look at other areas around the house.
Determine the Best Course of Action
In the event it turns out your septic tank is causing problems, then the professional can recommend what should be done next. In some circumstances, the tank just needs to be drained and then the exterior needs to be repaired. That will prevent anything else from leaking out. However, other times a septic tank is too old to adequately repair. It would be in your best interest to get a new one. If that ends up happening, then you can be confident your new tank will last for a while.
Get an inspection once a year, so you always know how your septic tank is doing. Learn more about this service by calling American Waste Septic Tank Service.