November 13, 2015 by

If you’ve invested in a septic system, the chances are you’re aware of their benefits in comparison to standard sewage methods and understand the positive effects that it can have on the environment. With regular septic system service, you can maintain the effectiveness of your system and ensure that it continues to operate at peak levels. Below is an overview of the entire inspection process that our team conducts for Victorville, CA homes on a regular basis.

System Location

Although it may sound easy, locating a septic system can actually be quite difficult given the fact that they are typically buried underground. Our experts will use a combination of their experience and our state of the art video inspection equipment to determine the exact location of your septic system. Using this information, we will create a sketch of the area for any future maintenance visits.

Manhole and Inspection Ports

Uncovering the manhole and inspection ports is another process that can take some time. If they are buried then some digging will definitely be necessary. One tip that we recommend for those with underground manholes and inspection ports that plan on investing in regular maintenance is purchasing elevated access covers or risers. This will make access to them easier and make future maintenance sessions more effective.

Connection Checks

Determining the quality of your system’s connection is accomplished by running water in the sinks, flushing toilets and running the washing machine through a full cycle. Observation of these processes will help our experts determine if the plumbing connections in your system are all working correctly.

Scum and Sludge Measurements

Our experts possess specialized tools that are used in conjunction with your system’s inspection port to measure the layers of scum and sludge in your tank. For those that don’t know, the sludge is the layer of heavy solids that accumulates on the bottom of the tank whereas the scum is the lighter layer of fats, proteins and oils that is located at the top of the tank.

Tank and Drain field Inspection

The final part of the inspection process is checking the tank and drainfield. We will check your drain field for signs of failure and ensure that your tank is free from cracks and damages. Afterwards, we can give you a suggestion for a pumping schedule and recommend any repairs that need to be made.

Regular septic system service and inspection is essential to ensure that your household plumbing is properly cleared and the wastewater is effectively recycled into the environment. For Victorville, CA residents that are interested in our services or have further questions, give us a call at (760) 245-2947 and we’ll be happy to help you out.