Good house management includes having your house and especially the components in it inspected every once in a while. One of the things that’s easy to forget but just as important to inspect is your sewage system. Inspecting it every once in a while will prevent you from hiring someone to perform septic cleanup in Bethel, OH.
Periodic sewage inspections should be done to determine the condition of your septic tank and the condition of its components. In addition, it will determine if your septic tank needs to be pumped.
When should I have my septic inspection done?
The septic tank is a place where solids can settle out from the wastewater, or hold sewage in a quiet environment in the tank. Most solids take an average of 24 to 48 hours to completely settle. However, as solids buildup to a third of the liquid depth, there becomes less liquid in the tank and therefore, less time for the solids to settle. Having those solids removed every once in a while will help your overall septic system work better.
A septic cleanup in Bethel, OH should be done when the solids start to buildup and the liquid in the tank is depleting.
What does a septic inspection include?
A certified inspector, along with his Sludge Judge, will conduct the inspection. A Sludge Judge is a long, clear, hollow pole marked in one-foot increments. The pole has a stopper on one side so the water and solids in the septic tank can easily come in and out. The inspector will insert the pole until it hits the bottom. From this, the liquid and solid levels can be measured. From these measurements, the inspector will determine whether the tank needs to be pumped.
The inspector will also inspect the specific components of the tank, like the baffles and tees, the effluent filter and the inlet and outlet pipes.
How will a septic inspection prevent me from septic cleanup in Bethel, OH?
An inspection will first determine whether the tank is water tight, meaning that wastewater is kept tightly in the tank so it doesn’t pollute the groundwater and the groundwater doesn’t overfill the tank.
An inspector will also check the baffles and tees, which slow down the wastewater so it’s in a proper environment for the solids to settle. The baffles and tees have to be properly connected to the inlet and outlet pipes. In many situations, an inspector can see if the baffle, if it’s made out of concrete, has cracks or corrosion. Instead of replacing the tank, the baffle has to be replaced with a tee.
Finally, the inlet and outlet pipes will be checked. If water is running into the inlet and outlet pipes, something is wrong either inside the tank or inside the house. The effluent filter will also be checked to make sure that solids are not being dragged into the drain field.
To avoid a septic cleanup in Bethel, OH contact Gullett Sanitation Services today for a comprehensive inspection of your tank.