Scum and Sludge Level Check
Inside your tank are three layers. On the bottom is where heavy particles settle and accumulate – this is called the sludge layer. The liquids layer sits in the middle and is normally the bulk of the material in your tank. The top has a thin layer of scum from the oils and fats that separate from the waste. Ideally, the sludge levels should remain relatively low, having too much sludge and scum can lead to sewage backups in the home and clogged drain field pipes. When levels rise, pumping can renew your septic tank and help you avoid a costly septic repair bill.
Check the Pipes and other Mechanisms
Over time the components of a septic system can corrode. Mineral deposits and debris can settle into pipes and cause them to clog and rust. When your septic system starts showing signs of failure, a thorough inspection may discover that all you need is a minor septic repair rather than an entire septic installation and replacement. A good inspection can save you thousands of dollars by catching problems early and preventing further damage.
Drain Field Check
During a Chattanooga area inspection, our certified professionals will thoroughly check your absorption field. This is the place where all the wastewater drains out into the soil layer. Water pooling in certain areas, strong odors seeping from the ground and/or a rapidly growing patch of grass are all signs that point to potential septic system troubles. Investigating the health of this area will give great insight into the overall wellbeing of your septic system. Catching these issues right away is important. Small problems can quickly turn into big trouble – so the sooner our professionals can diagnose and fix minor issues, the greater chance of long-term success. Septic system replacements are very expensive, conducting a septic inspection will let you rest easy.
If you need septic installation, repair, pumping or a septic inspection in Chattanooga or surrounding cities, give Chattanooga Septic Systems a call and schedule an appointment with one of our professionals.
WHAT DOES A SEPTIC INSPECTION INCLUDE?
- Uncovering the septic system
- Pumping the septic tank
- Visual inspection of tank, lid, baffle tees
- Flushing the toilets
- Checking for signs of back up
- Identifying leaks
- Verifying drain fields are taking water
- Detailed records and Photos emailed at the time of completion