Drain Field Inspection 101: Understanding and Preparation

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Buying a new home is an exciting venture, but it comes with its fair share of responsibilities. Some of those responsibilities include assessing vital systems that help your home run as it should.

Drain Field Inspection 101: Understanding and Preparation

Our team at Sauer Septic can assist with a drain field inspection, ensuring that your septic system’s most important parts are functioning well. Continue reading to learn more.

  • What Is a Drain Field? Let’s get the basics down first. A drain field’s primary responsibility is to spread out and clean the watery waste that comes out of the septic tank. In a nutshell, it’s the last step in the process of treating your wastewater. A drain field inspection catches problems within the system to ensure it continues to work effectively.
  • Protecting Property Value. Even if you’ve just moved in, it’s essential to take steps to protect your investment from the start. Keeping your septic system in good shape can raise the value of your home. Additionally, when it’s time to sell your home, a drain field inspection shows potential buyers that the septic system is in good shape.
  • Effects on the Environment. Groundwater pollution and environmental damage can happen when drain fields don’t work right. Not only are you protecting your property by keeping up with inspections, but you’re also helping to protect the surrounding areas.

To prepare for your drain field inspection, there are a few things you can do.

  • Documentation. If this is your first drain field inspection in your new home, you can start keeping records from here. This paperwork can come in handy during each inspection and in the future when you put your home on the market. Also, it might be a good idea to ask the previous homeowners if they have any record of previous inspections.
  • Pay Attention to What Goes Down the Drain. Think about what you flush down the drain or toilet. Things that don’t break down can cause clogs and system breakdowns.
  • Plan Accordingly When Landscaping. Sprucing up your property might be high on your to-do list. However, when planning landscaping, pay attention to logistics. Planting near the drain field can cause issues, especially with plants that have strong root systems.

Contact our team today to schedule a drain field inspection and help your system continue to function properly.