Why is septic system maintenance so important?

Posted on: April 27th, 2014 by admin No Comments

It is estimate that septic systems discharge well over 100 million gallons of wastewater every day to New Jersey’s groundwater supplies. While septic systems can provide a cost-effective, environmentally safe and sustainable way to treat and dispose of wastewater, many homeowners neglect their systems, putting off preventive maintenance until the systems threaten public health, property values, and the environment.

The improper disposal of wastewater threatens the health and well being of residents in areas served by septic systems. Large numbers of disease causing bacteria, viruses and other organisms are present in sewage. When untreated effluent from a malfunctioning septic system surfaces, insects, pets and people can bring disease-causing organisms into our homes. Drinking water wells can also be contaminated by malfunctioning septic systems. Regular pumping of septic tanks greatly reduces the risk of septic system backups.

A properly maintained septic system adds to a home’s value and alternatively, property values decline in areas where septic system problems are known to occur. A relatively small investment in regular septic tank pumping can avoid very expensive costs to repair a malfunctioning septic system.

While a properly functioning system is virtually invisible in a lawn, a malfunctioning septic system is unsightly and offensive. When you are the owner of a malfunctioning system, it can also be an embarrassment. It’s difficult to enjoy your home and surroundings when you are confronted with a septic system backup.

Call for a septic system maintenance quote today