If your home relies on a septic system that includes a septic tank, you might be concerned about how long that septic tank will last. Replacing a septic tank can be a rather large expense, so many homeowners like to plan for the possibility of a septic tank replacement.
How Often Should You Replace Your Septic Tank?
Nevertheless, the truth is that there really isn’t one definitive answer for how long a septic tank will last. If you maintain your septic tank properly and have it inspected and pumped once every few years, you will probably be able to use it for at least several decades, if not a lot longer. However, if you fail to do the proper maintenance to a septic tank and sludge is able to build up inside of it and eventually work its way into other areas of your septic system, you could have a big problem on your hands. You could eventually be forced to replace a septic tank much sooner than you were expecting.
The key to maintaining your septic tank is to have a professional septic tank company come out and inspect your septic tank at least once every three years and potentially even every year if you use a garbage disposal in your home. Many homeowners wait until there are signs of trouble before calling a septic tank company, and by that point, they usually end up having to spend a significant amount of money to do major repairs. In some cases, they even have to replace their septic tanks.
By having your septic tank inspected regularly and pumped when needed, you can increase the lifespan of your septic tank and keep it running for a long time. There are some homeowners who have been able to use certain types of septic tanks for 40 or 50 years without any major problems, and they’ve been able to do it because of all the maintenance they’ve put into their septic system as whole.
If you want to have your septic tank inspected, Carolina Septic Pro can handle your inspection for you. We can also handle septic tank repairs and, if your septic tank fails and you need to replace it, we can also do septic tank installation. Call us at 704-626-6622 today to schedule septic system service.