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Septic Inspection & Maintenance Magnolia, TX

Having an efficient and effective septic system is essential to clean and comfortable living. However, most people overlook getting regular septic inspection services until it is too late. At 1 Source Water Well & Septic, we are proud to provide reliable and affordable septic system inspection and maintenance services for our clients in Magnolia, TX, and the surrounding areas.

We understand that a septic inspection might not be on the priority list for many of our clients. That’s why we are here: to make sure that your septic system continues to perform optimally. With just one call, you can schedule an expert septic inspection and start taking advantage of hassle-free maintenance.

Call our team today at (936) 297-8991 for a FREE quote on professional septic system inspection and maintenance services.

Septic System Inspection & Maintenance

Why Do You Need Regular Septic Inspections?

  • Routine Care and Maintenance

    Regular septic maintenance keeps your septic system in top working order. No one wants a faulty septic system that has become unclean, smells, or is hazardous. Keep in mind that your septic system is a breeding ground for bacteria since it keeps human waste and dirty water. Without proper care, your septic system can break down and even leach contaminants into your property. Regular maintenance can prevent issues such as leaks or clogs, as well as save you money on repairs.

  • Prevents Groundwater and Soil Contamination

    When a septic tank ruptures, the wastewater inside can seep into the surrounding soil and, eventually, nearby groundwater reservoirs. Water contamination can be a health hazard for nearby communities in the form of E. coli, dysentery, and giardiasis outbreaks.

  • Removes Buildup of Solid Wastes

    The primary function of a septic tank is breaking down and filtering out solids from wastewater before the liquid portion is directed away and treated. While the solid matter left behind decomposes over time, the amount can become too much for your septic system to handle if you don’t get regular septic maintenance. An excessive build-up of solid waste can corrode your septic tank, causing clogs, leaks, and even ruptures.

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When & Why You Should Schedule a Septic Inspection

When should you schedule a septic system inspection?

According to the EPA, you should have a licensed professional service your residential septic system every three years, while commercial septic systems need to be serviced at least once every year.

There are four main factors that influence the frequency of septic tank inspection and servicing:

  • Size of household/commercial property
  • Amount of wastewater generated per year
  • The volume of solid wastes
  • Size of the septic tank/system

As a general rule, you should still have your septic system inspected even if everything seems to be in working order. Most septic system issues are not visible until the problem becomes too severe (i.e., the wastewater is not flushing down anymore or your water system backs up).

Septic System Inspection & Maintenance FAQs

How often should I have my septic system inspected?

It is recommended to have your septic system inspected by a professional every 3-5 years. However, this may vary depending on the size of the household and the system itself. Regular inspections can help identify any potential issues before they become more serious and costly to fix.

What is involved in a septic system inspection?

A septic system inspection typically includes an assessment of the tank, drain field, and other system components to ensure that everything is functioning properly. This may include inspecting the tank for signs of cracks or leaks, assessing the level of solids in the tank, checking for clogs or backups in the pipes, and evaluating the condition of the drain field.

How often should I have my septic system pumped?

It is recommended to have your septic system pumped every 3-5 years, although this may vary depending on the size of the household and the system itself. Regular pumping can help remove solids from the tank and prevent backups and other issues.

What can I do to maintain my septic system?

Proper use and maintenance of your septic system can help prolong its lifespan and prevent the need for costly septic repairs. This includes avoiding flushing non-biodegradable materials such as wipes or paper towels, avoiding putting chemicals or other harsh substances down the drain, and regularly pumping and inspecting the system.

What are some signs that my septic system may need maintenance?

There are several signs that indicate your septic system is malfunctioning, including slow draining or gurgling toilets, foul odors around the drain field or tank, wet spots or standing water around the drain field, septic alarms going off, and sewage backups in the house.

If you notice any of these signs, it’s important to contact a septic system professional to assess the issue and recommend any necessary maintenance or septic repairs.

The Septic Inspection Process

Our septic inspection process is simple and thorough, covering the three main parts of your septic system: the septic tank, the pump chamber, and the leach field.

Upon your request, we send out a licensed technician to thoroughly inspect your septic system to ensure optimal performance.

FLUID LEVEL CHECK

First, the technician will open the septic tank to check the liquid level. If the liquid level is normal, our technician will run water from your property towards your tank to confirm that the water is flowing correctly.

The water should flow normally from your property towards your tank, then away to the absorption area. However, if there is too much liquid, the technician will pump the tank of excess fluid and look for any issues in the system.

ABSORPTION CHECK

After checking the fluid level, the technician will check the absorption area. The absorption area works properly if the water is absorbed as it is introduced.

The level of solid waste inside the tank is measured using a specially-calibrated rod. The technician dips the rod inside the tank and collects a sample within the rod’s hollow body. The amount is carefully measured to determine whether the waste is within normal parameters.

SYSTEM BAFFLES CHECK

Our technician will also check the baffles of your septic tank. The baffles function as valves that regulate the inlet and outlet of your tank. The inlet baffle regulates the flow of wastewater from your property towards the tank, while the outlet baffle prevents solid wastes from exiting your tank.

Aside from the tank itself and the absorption area, the technician will also inspect the pipes leading toward and away from the septic system for any leaks or blockages.

If the technician identifies any problems, they will immediately provide a quote for the required repair services. 

Septic Inspection & Maintenance Magnolia, TX

Professional Septic System Maintenance

When you schedule septic system maintenance, the technician will need to ask questions about any past usage or maintenance to understand the current situation. You may also need to relay information about everyday use to provide the technician with a clearer understanding of your system.

For example, if the technician opens your tank and sees that the liquid level is lower than usual, is it because there is a blockage, or has the tank been pumped recently and the water was simply not refilled back to normal levels?

Understanding these factors is critical for our technicians to determine if there is an issue with your septic tank.

When you call on 1 Source Water Well & Septic, you can be sure that you will receive thorough and transparent septic services from start to finish. Our team is happy to guide you through the septic system maintenance process and answer any questions you may have.

Magnolia’s Septic Service Experts

One of the most unpleasant things for any property owner to experience is a malfunctioning septic system. Septic issues are not only unpleasant to the nose and unhygienic but can also cause a range of health issues.

The best way to deal with septic system malfunctions is by nipping the problem in the bud. Call us today at (936) 297-8991 to schedule a complete septic inspection.