If you’re a homeowner, then you know that taking care of your property is important. If you have a well, there’s a good chance you also have a septic tank. If you’re not sure where your septic tank is, then it’s time to do some detective work!
This information is important for several reasons. First, it will allow you to avoid damaging or driving over your tank. Second, it will help you know where to find your tank if you need to pump it out or make repairs.
In this post, we’ll give you four easy ways to find your septic tank – so you can get started on taking care of it. Read on to learn more.
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1. Look for a manhole cover with a label that reads “septic tank.”
Simply look for a manhole cover with a label that reads “septic tank.” Once you find the cover, you will know the approximate location of your septic tank. Pumping and cleaning your septic tank on a regular basis is essential for preventing costly repairs down the road. So be sure to keep an eye out for that all-important manhole cover!
2. Ask your neighbors where their septic tanks are located.
Chances are, they’ll know exactly where it is and can help you locate it. If they don’t know, they may be able to point you in the right direction. Once you find your septic tank, make sure to mark the location so you can find it easily in the future.
3. Look for pipes sticking out of the ground near your house.
These could be drainage pipes from your septic tank. Once you’ve located the pipes, you can then find your septic tank by following them underground.
4. Contact your septic service provider to help you find and map your tank’s location.
They will have a record of the installation of your system and should be able to help you locate it.
If your home is one of the estimated 25% that use a septic tank, it’s important to keep it in good working order. Septic systems can last for decades with proper maintenance but if neglected, they can fail within just a few years. Use these tips to help you find your septic tank and keep it healthy for years to come. And, if you have any questions or need service, don’t hesitate to call Hedlund Plumbing. (800) 433-5863
We’re always happy to help!