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Regularly Inspect Your Septic System

Regular and routine inspections can prevent big problems down the road

Posted 01:24 February 14, 2019
Last Updated 05:53 April 02, 2019

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Septic tanks and septic systems are rare in Las Vegas, but a little more common in Clark County. If you have a septic tank you already know it requires a little bit of special care. As a quick recap:

• Never put any kind of hazardous material or chemical into your septic system.
• Take care with household cleaners. Chemicals can damage your septic system.
• Avoid dropping grease or fat into the system.
• Limit the amount of solids. Too many solids too quickly fill up the system. A septic tank needs time to break down solids.

But how often should you inspect or empty your system?

As with all things, the answer is: it depends. It depends on the size of your system, the climate where you live, and how much your system is used. In general, you should have your system inspected about once every 2-3 years. Regular inspections will reveal if your system needs to be cleaned. The last thing you want is an overflowing septic tank. Don’t skip the inspections.

Avoid product that say they promote bacteria growth within your system. These products are not proven and are not a replacement for septic system inspection.

Prevention is always the best measure when dealing with septic systems. Follow the guidelines of the manufacturer of your system. If a problem does arise, the licensed and insured professional plumbers here at All Trades are ready to serve you. We offer fast, honest, same-day service. We service Las Vegas, Henderson, Boulder City, and most parts of Clark County, Nevada. Contact us today for a no-hassle, no-obligation quote and consultation.

An ounce of prevention is better than a pound of cure.

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