How to Prepare for Your First Septic System Inspection

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Although a septic system inspection is primarily done by a septic professional, the looming prospect of one on your property is enough to raise your anxiety levels as a first-timer. However, with the right knowledge and preparation, you can alleviate many of your worries.

How to Prepare for Your First Septic System Inspection

Here are a few proactive tips to ensure your first septic system inspection goes smoothly:

  • Research Some Basic Info on Septic Systems. Before the inspection, take some time to educate yourself on the basics of how a septic system works. Understanding key terminology and components will help the inspection process make more sense. At a minimum, learn the basic parts – the septic tank, drain field, distribution box, etc. – and how wastewater flows through the system. This will prepare you for any discussions with the inspector.
  • Locate Various Septic System Components on Your Property. If possible, try to pinpoint where the septic tank’s manhole cover and drain field area are. This will save the time and hassle of locating them during the septic system inspection. Refer to any records you have about your system and use visual cues in your yard. Just be careful not to disturb anything while looking. If you can’t find everything, don’t worry – the inspector can help point these components out during the visit.
  • Limit Your Water Use on the Day of the Inspection. You should also minimize any activities that could dramatically increase the wastewater levels in your septic system shortly before the inspection. Such activities include using dishwashers, washing machines, or taking long showers. This helps ensure your system isn’t overwhelmed with wastewater flow, allowing the inspector to examine the system in its average working condition.

Now that you’re all set for your first septic system inspection, you can leave the rest to your inspector! If you live in Kerrville, Texas or the surrounding areas, contact us today to schedule this service.