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A septic tank is just that giant hidden thing underneath a labeled cover in your lawn, and you can simply ignore that it is an essential part of your daily life, right? Wrong! It may come as a surprise, but septic tanks need regular maintenance to maintain their subtle influence in your life. A well-maintained septic tank should be pumped every 3 to 5 years, based upon usage (NOT every 25 years, despite what the neighbor down the street may say!). The life of your septic system is critical to protecting the safety of your home and its value. If you are unsure whether the septic system at your home has been well-cared for (presumably you are not the first owner) or what needs to be done to keep it in tip-top shape, consider calling us at Sauer Septic for a septic tank inspection.

A Few Reasons You Would Want Septic Tank Inspections

We can not only inspect your leech field (more professionally known as a drain field) for you to make sure that fluids from your septic system are draining correctly into the field and then evaporating and leaving the field dry with time to recover and capacity to handle your septic waste – we also perform septic tank inspections on that part of the system in itself.

We can use a plumbing camera to see into the inside of your septic tank and inspect its condition. A septic tank inspection is best done after pumping the tank (with a camera, we can even look down into the pipes draining to your leech field), but an inspection can also be done to check the level of the tank and ensure that the bacteria are breaking down the septic system sludge properly for your system.