As a family-owned and operated business, it is important to us that our customers are always treated like family. Our team of professionals has years of experience as a reliable choice for expert septic inspection in Stafford. We are here for you 24/7 with bilingual team members and competitive pricing. Without regular inspections, you may be taken off guard by significant repairs that put your septic system out of commission for weeks. Don’t ignore your system and be vulnerable to costly repairs.
Though almost a fifth of homes have septic systems, many homeowners need to become more familiar with how they work and the maintenance they need. Here are answers to commonly asked questions about septic inspections:
How often is a septic tank inspection required?
Typically, you should have an inspection whenever you get your tank pumped, approximately every three to five years. However, you may need more regular inspections if you have a large family. You should also consider an inspection before buying or selling a home.
What happens during an inspection?
There are two types of septic inspections. A visual inspection includes checking the age of the system and its maintenance. Then an inspector will test the system’s pressure by flushing toilets or turning on faucets. This will be followed by a drain field check that looks for standing water or foul odors that indicate a need for repair.
A full septic inspection is significantly more reliable as it involves opening up the tank to check its level and how water flows from the home. Then after the tank is drained, we’ll look for backflow between the tank and the drain field. This ensures you’re not experiencing blockages.
What does a septic inspection cost?
The exact cost of your inspection depends on the tank’s size and a few other variables. Though this may seem like a high cost, it’s a critical service that gives you peace of mind.
Septic PumpingAmerican Tank Cleaning is here for you with a team of professionals you can trust. Don’t let your septic system malfunction because it needs to be pumped. Our family is here to take care of you.Learn More
Septic InspectionWithout regular inspections, you may be taken off guard by significant repairs that put your septic system out of commission for weeks. Don’t ignore your system and be vulnerable to costly repairs.Learn More
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Drain CleaningDrain cleaning is the preventative maintenance your home needs to stop clogs before they become a complete blockage and cause sewage backup.Learn More
Hydro JettingHydro jetting is a long-lasting solution that many homes can benefit from. This service uses pressurized water to thoroughly clear your pipes of clog-inducing materials.Learn More
Grease Trap Pumping & CleaningNeglecting grease trap cleaning can cause severe issues with your business, like foul odors or sewage backup. Avoid costly repair solutions by completing grease trap maintenance frequently.Learn More
Line SnakingThe DIY drain snaking kits don’t offer these various augers, so you may be trying to remove a blockage with the incorrect tool that could damage your system. Unlike DIY solutions, American Tank Cleaning is insured and bonded if other issues arise.Learn More
If you’re interested in moving into a home with a septic system, you can gain a multitude of benefits from an inspection before you seal the deal. Occasionally, an inspection may be required by the local municipal or your lender. This obligation typically falls on the homebuyer prior to the sale.
If it’s not required, we still recommend an inspection, so you know what to expect from your new home. This gives you valuable information, like when it should be pumped and how old the system is. If the system is over 25 years old, it may be time for a replacement, which is a significant investment after buying a home.
It’s essential that you have confidence in purchasing your new home with an expert septic inspection in Stafford. Our professionals can assure you that your septic system is strong and ready for your family or that repairs are necessary. Let us help you decide if a home is right for you.
At American Tank Cleaning, we care about our customers like family with a team of professionals that have 25 years of experience. We work hard to provide reliable services at a competitive price so we can be your one-stop shop for your septic needs.
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“The technician was very professional. I used a different vendor several years ago and now will always call American Tank for all my septic system services.”- Catherine E.
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