Why Maintain Your Septic System

Saves You Possibly Thousands of Dollars

Regular maintenance of your septic system comes out to $250 to $500 every three to five years. This is basically the lowest possible cost to have your septic tank pumped out. A couple hundred dollars every three to five years is a huge bargain compared to the cost of repairing or replacing a failing septic system which can cost between $3,000 and $9,000. Neglecting to have your septic system pumped out periodically can seriously damage the system, lead to contaminated ground water or even cause damage inside your home.

Regular Maintenance Protects Your Property Value

An unusable or partially functioning system will lower your property value and potentially can pose a costly legal liability.

Helps Protect You and Your Neighbors Health

Waste water from your home contains disease causing bacteria and viruses and high levels of nitrogen and phosphorus. A well-maintained septic system that is properly working will remove most of these pollutants. Inadequate treated waste water from septic systems can cause ground water contamination which can spread disease in humans and animals. More likely than not, your homes groundwater source is shared with nearby homes meaning one home’s septic system could affect everyone else who pulls from that ground water source. Improperly treated sewage also poses the risk of contaminating surface waters like rivers and lakes. Swimmers are then threatened with various infectious diseases, from eye and ear infections to acute gastrointestinal illness and hepatitis.

Protects the Environment

Everyday more than four billion gallons of wastewater get absorbed into the ground’s surface. Contaminated groundwater poses dangers not only to humans and animals but to the environment and ecosystem as a whole. Pollutants in ground water eventually make their way to streams, rivers, lakes and other surface waters which harm local ecosystems by killing fish, plants and animals.

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