Treat your septic system right and it’ll treat you right. Regular septic tank inspections, occasional septic tank pumping and some sensible precautions in between will help your system serve you well for decades.
Why Inspect My Septic Tank System?
High Country Roto-Rooter Breckenridge has looked after septic systems throughout the Summit, Eagle, Clear Creek, Park and Lake counties for over three decades.
We’ve seen what happens when a system backs up or fails completely. And it isn’t nice.
You can’t run any water into your property because there’s nowhere for it to go afterwards. So no showers, toilets or washing. If you’re a business you have to close. If you’re a household you have to live somewhere else until the problem is resolved.
A regular septic tank inspection can save you from all this – and so can save you thousands of dollars in septic system replacement costs.
Why Does A Septic System Go Wrong?
We’ve seen many causes of septic system failure but there are two broad reasons:
Lack of maintenance
Even proper use of your septic system naturally creates maintenance needs – septic tank pumping being an obvious one. For a few hundred dollars a septic tank inspection can spot and remedy small problems so they never then become big problems. Which saves you multiple thousands of dollars in new septic tank installation costs.
Misuse of the system
The only waste that should go into your septic system is toilet paper and anything that came out of a human. Any other substance – sanitary products, cleaning agents, food, for example – can clog the system and destroy the bacteria that processes your waste and makes it safer to drain away.
How Can I Tell If My Septic System Is Not Working Properly?
There are signs that all is not well – here are the main ones:
- Your sinks, bathtubs, toilets or drains don’t drain as quickly as they used to
- Especially healthy grass or vegetation is growing in the area of your drain field – which indicates it’s becoming overloaded and that wastewater is spreading upwards
- Standing water is collecting on your property
- There’s a distinctly sewer-like smell in the air
At the hint of one of these call us. Time is of the essence and can make the difference between you needing a simple repair of your system and a disruptive and costly replacement.
How Do I Know When My Septic Tank Needs Pumping?
Your septic tank inspection will tell you in good time when your tank needs pumping clean.
Once the sludge at the bottom of the tank reaches up too high – or the scum at the top of your tank extends too far downwards – then there’s a danger the tank outlet will become blocked.
The inspection will know when that’s likely to happen – so you can arrange for it to be pumped and so avoid everything awful that accompanies a blocked septic tank.
Don’t take chances with your septic system. Look after your septic system and it will look after you. High Country Roto-Rooter Breckenridge’s complete septic tank service can help you with that. We’re a family-owned firm that has been keeping septic systems in good working order in the Breckenridge, Frisco, Silverthorne, Dillon, Eagle, Vail, Avon, Eagle-Vail, Edwards, Gypsum and surrounding areas for more than three decades. We can help you do the same.
You can learn more are Septic Systems and how we provide services from our base in Breckenridge, Colorado by visiting our Septic Systems – How your system can last decades.