No one wants to wake up to the foul smell of septic waste and plumbing backups. That’s why it’s important to keep your septic system working properly.
Building your own home on bare land is a romantic idea that many people fall in love with. But when it comes to installing your septic system, it is essential to leave it to a contracted professional.
It’s true: there is bacteria in your septic system. In fact, it has a large impact on how well your septic system will perform. Many of the problems people have with their septic systems, such as pungent odors, gurgling and sucking noises, and frequent stoppages, can be linked to a lack of bacteria in their septic system.
Septic systems are cost-effective, environmentally-friendly, and an ideal option for those who don’t have access to—or want—to hook into their local sewer system. Originally developed in France around 1860, the septic tank came to the United States in the 1880s. Even with more than 130 years in the country, and more than 21 million households using septic systems, there are still many misconceptions and myths about maintaining and repairing septic systems.
Whether you’ve chosen a septic system because it’s an environmentally friendly option for your home or because sewer isn’t available where you live, a healthy septic system is vital for the long-term care of your household wastewater.
At Paradise Septic, we want your septic system to work well and last for a long time. Allowing “dirty” contaminants to go down your household drain can foul up your septic system, your groundwater and your soil.
If you or someone you know recently purchased a home with a septic system, or are considering purchasing a home that uses a septic system, there are a number of things you need to know and consider in advance. Here’s a quick and dirty guide to understanding septic systems and how to maintain them:
More than 85% of homebuyers who want a mortgage want a home inspection as well (U.S. General Accounting Office). This is always a good idea, because homes must meet a number of requirements before they can be eligible to sell.
If your home has a septic system, a septic inspection is just as important to ensure your home is ready to go on the market.
Millions of homeowners around the country are using septic, rather than sewer systems. Whether their septic system was a choice, or was a necessity due to lack of a shared sewer system, septic systems provide significant advantages for many who appreciate the environmentally friendly design, durability, and lower costs.