Maybe you’ve been searching for a home near Fishers that offers plenty of land and privacy but that’s nowhere near the busyness of the city. You may have even found a home that checks off everything on your needs and wants list, but you’re concerned because it has a septic system. Curt & Jerry Sewer Service can ease your worries and reassure you of septic systems’ value for homeowners in rural areas. Let’s take a look at four common myths about well-maintained septic systems.
Myth #1: Septic Systems Contaminate Wells
There’s little to no chance that a properly-installed septic system will contaminate your well. Regulations require septic tanks installed at least 50 feet from water sources. A sewer camera inspection can verify if the septic system has been correctly installed or if there’s a potential for contamination.
Myth #2: Septic Systems Are Unreliable
The truth is that septic systems are as reliable as public sewer systems. Following a recommended maintenance and pumping schedule, a septic system can last up to 40 years. You can take other steps to improve the efficiency of your septic system, such as installing water-efficient appliances and only flushing bath tissue down the toilets.
Myth #3: Septic Systems Always Stink
Contrary to what many think, septic systems that are working properly should not smell. If there are foul odors near the septic tank or from the drains in your home, there’s definitely an issue with the system. It could be anything from a loose septic tank cover to an overloaded drain field.
Myth #4: Home Inspections Include Sewer Inspections
Unfortunately, this is a myth that some homeowners learn about when it’s too late. A home inspection focuses on the home’s structures and internal systems like electricity, plumbing, and HVAC. A camera evaluation by a professional sewer service is the only way to get an accurate picture of what’s happening inside your septic system.
Request Service Online Today
Maintaining a septic system does not have to be complicated. Request service online or call Curt & Jerry Sewer Service at (317) 266-0000. We gladly serve Fishers and the surrounding areas with septic tank pumping, sewer line diagnosis, drain and sink cleaning, and more expert sewer services.
Source: Clement, Theresa, and Lee, Shannon.”8 Questions Home Buyers Have About Septic Systems.” Web article. Bob Vila. Recurrent, 29 Jun. 2023. 10 Jul. 2023.