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How Often Should I Have My Septic Tank Inspected?

DIY Questions and Answer October 26, 2011 Sonia



Q: How often should I have my septic tank inspected?

 

A: Septic systems should be inspected and pumped every three to four years. You may not be currently experiencing a problem, but a septic tank at full capacity may result in unwanted solids seeping into the drain field, which is the part of the system that consists of a distribution box with a series of connected pipes. The pipes allow water to flow into a bed of stone that drains into the ground.

If paper and other solids flow into the drain field, it can become blocked and ineffective, and a clogged drain field can be expensive to repair or replace.