Septic Inspection

A properly installed septic system will give you many years of uninterrupted service. Eventually, however, something will go wrong and a septic inspection will become necessary. In certain cases, an inspection should be performed even if no trouble exists.

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Lakeland Septic Company of Lakeland, FL, would like to outline a little about residential septic inspections that will be helpful should the need for an inspection arise.

When Are Septic Inspections Performed?

There are three primary reasons homeowners in the Lakeland area schedule septic system inspections with our crew:

1. Damage or malfunction is known to exist

A modern septic system is made up of many parts, including pipes that carry the waste, the septic tank, the grease trap, the drain field, possibly a lift station pump, and other components.

Watch for these signs that tell you a septic system inspection is called for:

• Toilets are backing up
• Sinks and tubs throughout the home are draining slowly
• You notice foul smells inside or outside your home
• Wet areas of ground or lush grass above or near the septic tank

The Lakeland Septic crew is trained to quickly determine the cause of any septic issue. We can repair damaged components or replace them, leaving you with a system that once again works as it should.

2. The Home Is Being Bought or Sold

We periodically get calls from people who say they believed their new home was on sewer and just found out it’s on a septic system. We also get calls from new homeowners who say they were told that their septic tank was just pumped, but now it’s backing up.

Various property-wide inspections should be performed before you purchase a new home. With a septic inspection, we’ll look over the entire system and perform a stress test, which tells us how your new system will perform under normal usage conditions. This test is not always a standard part of many companies’ septic inspections. It’s standard with ours.

Lakeland Septic specializes in real estate septic inspections that allow you to know the condition of the system before you move in.

3. It’s Time for a Maintenance Inspection

All residential septic systems should be inspected on a reasonable schedule to spot early signs of trouble. We’ll recommend a schedule based on several factors, including the size of your tank, the size of your home and the number of drains and people in the home.

A neglected septic system can end up costing you thousands of dollars for repairs that could have been avoided. Because most parts of a modern septic system are hidden below ground, it’s impossible for you to know the system’s exact condition at any given time. Only a licensed inspector can tell you that.

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What Happens During a Septic Inspection?

A proper inspection can involve a variety of tasks, depending on the purpose of the inspection. Common inspection tasks include:

• Locating the tank
• Removing the tank lid and emptying the tank
• Cleaning the filter and washing the walls
• Inspecting the entire tank
• Inspecting the pipes
• Inspecting the grease trap
• Inspecting the lift station pump
• Inspecting the drain field

When the work is finished, we’ll provide you with a clear report on what we found and recommendations for repair work or further service, should it be required.

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Call Your Lakeland Septic Experts Today

We’ve been providing top-rated septic services throughout the Lakeland, FL, area for more than 15 years. When a residential septic inspection is needed, you can count on our prompt and courteous team to do it right.

Speak with a septic professional at Lakeland Septic today at (863) 738-0504 or reach out through our handy contact form.