How Old is Your Septic System?

Old Septic System?

Is your home equipped with a septic system that’s been serving your household for over two decades? While these systems are built to last, age can take its toll, potentially leading to issues that require attention. At New Milford Septic, we understand the importance of ensuring the health and functionality of your septic system, especially as it reaches or surpasses the 20-year mark.

Why the Concern?

Septic systems installed more than 20 years ago may start showing signs of wear and tear. Components such as the tank itself, distribution pipes, and drain field can deteriorate over time due to factors like ground movement, root intrusion, or simply old age. As these components degrade, they can compromise the efficiency and effectiveness of your entire system.

Signs of a Failing Septic:

Foul Odors: Notice unpleasant odors around your property? This could indicate a problem with your septic tank or drain field.

Slow Drains: If sinks, toilets, or showers are draining slowly, it could be a sign of a clog or an issue with your septic system.

Lush Grass: While a green lawn is usually desirable, an unusually lush and green area over your drain field might indicate a leak.

Pooling Water: Standing water or soggy areas near your septic tank or drain field could signal a problem with your system’s drainage

The Importance of Inspections:

How do Septic Risers Help Facilitate Maintenance: With risers in place, septic professionals can quickly and safely perform tasks like pumping, inspecting, and sampling without the need for extensive excavation. This streamlines the maintenance process, saving time and minimizing disruption to the property.

Prevent Damage: Traditional access methods, such as digging up the soil or using heavy equipment, can damage the surrounding area and compromise the structural integrity of the tank. Risers eliminate the need for such invasive techniques, preserving the landscape and minimizing potential damage.

Extend Lifespan: By simplifying access and promoting regular maintenance, septic risers contribute to the longevity and efficiency of the entire septic system. Regular pumping and inspections help prevent costly repairs and premature failure, ultimately saving homeowners time and money in the long run.

Minor Concerns Can Become Major Issues: Upon inspection, our team at New Milford Septic can identify any issues ranging from minor repairs to potential full system replacements. Sometimes, it might be as simple as replacing a damaged distribution pipe or repairing a leak. However, in more severe cases where the tank itself is deteriorating or the drain field is failing, a complete system replacement may be necessary to ensure the continued functionality of your septic system.

Schedule Now:

Contact New Milford Septic for inspections, maintenance, installations, and upgrades.

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