It can be easy to write off the importance of regular septic system inspections and maintenance because your system is often out-of-sight and out-of-mind. However, proper maintenance and repairs to your septic system can greatly benefit your home, property, and local community for years to come. Here are some of the major ways you can benefit from maintaining your home’s system.
Reduce Repair Costs
Keeping up-to-date on your septic system maintenance can help to significantly decrease the cost of repairs over time. The EPA reports that regular maintenance every three to five years can cost an estimated $250 to $500 each time a repair is needed. However, if the system is not maintained, it may need more intensive repairs or need to be replaced altogether. These intensive repairs and replacement can cost anywhere from $3000 to $7000.
Increase Property Value
The property value of your home can actually increase if your septic system is properly maintained. Without proper maintenance, the value of your property decreases due to an increase in cost of repairs and/or replacement. If your system falls into extreme disrepair, there can be environmental impacts and accompanying potential for legal issues.
Reduce Environmental Impact
If not properly maintained, septic systems can begin to malfunction or leak. The EPA reports that “insufficiently treated sewage from septic systems” can lead to the contamination of groundwater and “can spread disease in humans and animals.”
The pollutants that come from the defective septic systems include bacteria, viruses, and toxic chemicals. These pollutants leach into the groundwater and then contaminate other water sources, leading to harm in the greater local ecosystem. By regularly maintaining your septic system and staying on top of any necessary repairs, the negative impact on your environment can be completely eliminated!
Taking care of your septic system doesn’t have to be an arduous, expensive task. Proper septic system maintenance can improve your home and property as well as benefit your community and the local environment.
When you’re ready to tackle your septic system’s needed maintenance, call in the experts at EcoSeptic! Give us a call and schedule a free phone consultation at (203) 293-0832 or schedule online today!