San Pedro Septic Inspections
Providing Septic System Safety in San Pedro and Surrounding Communities
A home’s septic system has an important job, and you don’t want to deal with a broken down or malfunctioning septic system. At Drain Force Plumbing, we can help you keep your septic system online and running smoothly. Your septic system is a simple but amazing unit. It takes wastewater and breaks it down into effluent and scum. The effluent is routed out of your system into the drainfield, and scum must be removed. When this system can’t operate as described, it can lead to problems.
Reliable Septic Inspection Services
The team at Drain Force Plumbing offers septic system inspections to ensure the delicate balance that exists within a septic system is operating as it should. To ensure your system is in good condition, you should have it inspected annually or anytime it’s placed on the market for sale. By being proactive and ensuring your system is in good condition, you can increase the value of your home and avoid issues when selling it. Even if you aren’t selling your home, regular inspections can ensure your system is in good condition and that you catch any problems early.
What Happens During a Septic Inspection?
A septic tank should be inspected annually, whether you suspect problems or not. The San Pedro septic inspection specialists at Drain Force Plumbing know what to look for and how to inspect and test your system to ensure it is in good condition.
A septic inspection can include many system assessments, like:
- Stress Test: Specialists will test your system to inspect its operation. Does it have problems when it’s working? The baffles, pumps, alarms, and flow restrictions will be assessed and inspected.
- Sanitation Mechanism Assessment: How your septic tank and plumbing fixtures handle the waste within the system will be inspected. Is there any waste backup? Any surfacing? Specialists will inspect your system to ensure there are no sanitation hazards.
- Component Inspection: Using a video camera inspection tool, a specialist can assess the condition of the components within your system. They may look specifically for damaged baffles, the condition of the dividing walls, and the overall condition of the concrete in your system.
- Runoff Testing: A septic tank has effluent, the wastewater runoff from your system. It should be going into your system and running off into the drainfield. If there’s evidence that the water is not going into the system but is found pooling or sitting on the surface, further tests would be needed.
The Dangers of an Unmaintained Septic System
Ignoring your septic system until there’s a problem can be dangerous to you and those living around your property. Septic tanks house hazardous waste, and if it’s not handled correctly, it can lead to health hazards. It’s important to ensure your septic system is only treated by trained and experienced professionals. Allowing an untrained technician to work on your system can lead to serious safety concerns. Treated a septic tank requires specialized equipment and training. Potentially lethal fumes can be released from the tank, leading to immediate death from asphyxiation. If you suspect your septic tank is showing weakness, do not interact with it. A septic tank can collapse, leading to serious damage or fatalities. Annual inspections can ensure your system is functioning properly or ready for sale. Your septic tank is easily your more expensive plumbing fixture, and if it’s not maintained, it will not serve you well. The San Pedro septic inspection experts at Drain Force Plumbing can assess the condition of your system today!
Our team knows what to look for, so if you’re worried about the condition of your system, we can schedule an appointment for your system inspection right away. Call us now at (310) 363-8955 to get started.
We highly recommend Drain Force plumbing. Juan and his team came in to fix a mess that another local company created when we hired them to fix our sewer line. He had a solution and bid the same day he did the camera inspection of the line.- Nina R.