In general, septic systems are low-maintenance relative to other major home systems and appliances. So, you probably don’t think about your septic system much until something goes wrong. A little research, however, can come in handy both when you’re facing septic problems and when you’re trying to prevent them. In this blog, our experts lay out some reasons you might be in need of septic system repair in Chester County, PA or other nearby areas, and how to avoid them!
Why Septic Systems Fail
In can be hard to tell what went wrong in a septic failure for the untrained eye—but here are some of the most common reasons a system might need repairing:
- Improper Installation: A good septic contractor will survey your property and evaluate what kind of system will work best for your needs. This takes time and experience, so unfortunately many contractors do a less-than-stellar job hoping they can save a few bucks. You’re much better off with a knowledgeable team that is willing to do whatever it takes make sure your system is installed correctly the first time.
- Wrong Design: There are several different brands and types of septic systems, each with its own benefits and disadvantages, which means there is most likely a right and a wrong model for your home. It’s important to choose something with the optimal efficiency for your space.
- Little or No Maintenance: As we mentioned, septic systems aren’t very high-maintenance, but it is important to keep an eye on the system. Tackling what might seem like small problems right away can help you save time, money and messy inconvenience in the long run.
- Poor Water Usage: Being conscious of your water-running habits can go a long way toward keeping your septic system in good shape. Be sure to replace leaky fixtures promptly and limit what goes into your septic tank (no kitty litter, oil, gas, etc.). Installing water-saving fixtures can also help reduce the amount of wastewater the soil had to absorb.
Experts You Can Trust For Septic System Repair in Chester County, PA & Beyond
It’s springtime, and that means septic problems occurring during the winter start to surface and homeowners can usually spot the difference in their lawns. Here’s owner Brent Hershey discussing what to look for in your lawn for signs you need septic repair:
Tri-County Water Services offers consultations, repairs and other services for all of your septic system needs in and around our offices in Parkesburg, PA. We’ve been in business for over 15 years, which means we have a lot of experience and a lot of happy customers—see some of our water service reviews here.
Above all, when you’re dealing with a septic problem, you need someone who is going to be honest and knowledgeable. We pride ourselves on earning the trust of our clients and their repeat business—and we’d be happy to show you that dedication as well—give us a call!