The Benefits of a Well-Functioning Septic System

A Good Septic System Matters – Far Beyond the Money!

As you do regular work around your home or cabin, it’s important that you maintain your septic system with the right service, detailed records, and regular maintenance. But beyond the financial benefit of protecting this major property expense, there are various other benefits to a well-maintained septic system. 

Personal Health

A strong, well-running septic system has an immediate positive impact on an individual home or residence. Not surprisingly, a poorly maintained system quickly becomes a liability if not an outright threat to human health. By ensuring that untreated water doesn’t end up pooling in your yard or working its way back into your well, you’re protecting yourself from a wide range of threats to your health.

Untreated septic wastewater can cause life-threatening conditions like cholera, typhoid, and dysentery as well as other issues like Hepatitis A or intestinal infections…and the list goes on. 

Environmental Benefits

Septic systems take advantage of a naturally-occurring chemical reaction to neutralize toxins and act restoratively for the environment. This is why a septic system shouldn’t have additives or chemical reactants added to it. When the natural breakdown process is interrupted or when proper maintenance causes it to be neglected, the results can be widespread and long-lasting. 

A poorly maintained septic system can release toxins and bacteria into the environment. When untreated wastewater ends up working its way into lakes, streams, and rivers, the biohazards present in that wastewater make their way into wildlife and people.

Proper Maintenance is Key

Proper septic maintenance can benefit you for a long time. And while the biggest sting of a septic system may seem like the installation or replacement costs, the overall environmental and personal benefits are significant. Make sure that the maintenance and inspections that you make part of your routine for your septic system allow you to experience financial, personal, and environmental benefits for years to come. 

If you’re not sure where to start…

If you’re not sure where to start with your septic maintenance plan, connect with us at Septic Check. We will get you started with a 21-point septic inspection that we’ll perform for you. It will give you a broad understanding of your septic system’s condition and will equip you with a better idea of what to look for and how to identify problem areas with your septic.