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Failing to Properly Maintain Your Septic System Can be Costly

If you’re like homeowners, you don’t spend a great deal of time thinking about your septic system.  As long as it’s working why would you?   With minimal preventative maintenance, however you can save yourself a lot of headache in the future.  What are the potential issues resulting from a failed system?

  • Contamination of groundwater- When your septic system fails, the untreated contaminants can  reach groundwater creating a number of health related issues.  Bacteria and viruses from human waste contaminants can cause a serious outbreak of diseases such as hepatitis or dysentery.
  • Nitrates and phosphates contained from waste can cause algae blooms in local lakes and streams causing harm to aquatic life
  • Failed septic systems can be downright nasty.  Waste odors and soggy lawns are extremely unpleasant in addition to potential health hazards.
  • The replacement of a septic system is EXPENSIVE.  Just like other types of normal maintenance in your home, regular maintenance of your septic system can be the difference between a minimal yearly expenditure and replacement costs in the thousands.
Max Haas Septic Service uses and recommends L-Septic to manage month-to-month treatment of septic systems.