People generally take an out of sight, out of mind view on their septic system until a problem arises that requires a NJ septic inspection, repair, or replacement. Homeowners often don’t even know the estimated operational life of their septic system. Luckily, with a little education on what to expect, it’s possible to anticipate and avoid most major difficulties with a home’s septic system. In this article, CSI offers some information on the life span of septic systems.
The expected operational life on a conventional septic system is roughly 30 years, though some may not make it that long, or could even last longer. There is some variation depending on the type of septic system, with gravel trench systems usually lasting 15 – 25 years, gravelless chamber systems averaging 10-15+ years, sand and peat filters going 10+ years, mound systems lasting 5 – 10+ years, and aerobic systems expected to last 5 – 10+ years.
As with many mechanical things, there can be a significant difference in longevity amongst similar systems due to the amount of usage and other factors, including proper septic system maintenance. Since many system failures are caused by environmental problems like soil condition or roots/vegetation overgrowth, it’s best to have your septic system professionally designed and constructed.
Proper septic system maintenance and protection from damage go a long way towards maximizing the life of your septic system. As always, the best way to make sure your own system is in good shape is to get it inspected by the experts. If you suspect problems with your septic system or would like to insure it is working properly, schedule a septic inspection with Classic Septic Inspections or call our office at 973-900-1330.
Classic Septic does not do septic system repairs. We are strictly an inspection company. What that means for you is that you get an honest evaluation of your septic system. We have nothing to gain if your system needs repair or maintenance. We simply inspect your system to help keep your home environment healthy and free of septic hazards.
For more information on septic inspections in NJ, call our team at 973-900-1330.