Even the best septic systems ever built are not made to last forever. Even concrete septic tanks will eventually fail, but if you take good care of it, your septic system can serve you well for decades. Whether you just bought a home and you’re trying to assess what needs to be replaced next, or if you have spent year after year trusting the same system, your system’s lifespan depends on many factors.
When to Replace an Old Septic System
If your plastic or steel septic tank is already 30 years old and showing signs of that age, you can contact Maui Pumping Services for a new septic installation today. If you have no idea how old your system is, you might be able to guess if you know the age of your home.
Many of the signs you might notice when your septic system needs a routine pumping are the same signs to look for when a septic system begins to fail. If your septic system has been pumped recently and you still experience bad odors coming out of your plumbing and drain field, or standing water on the drain field, or an overgrowth of grass and weeds on the drain field, either repairs or a full replacement are in order.
How Long Should a Concrete Septic Tank Last?
30 years is less significant to a concrete septic tank than a steel or plastic one. Since many are durable enough to tough through 40 years or more, they are often the best choice in the long term. As strong as concrete is, it has a weakness. Acids that come from cleaning solutions and the natural process of waste breaking down will eventually weaken the walls of a concrete septic tank. Protect a concrete septic tank by taking care to avoid acidic waste in your plumbing every day.
Where Do I Buy a New Septic Tank?
To have a new septic tank installed, contact the professionals at Maui Pumping Services. Take advantage of their knowledge to help you find the best kind of septic system for your needs, just call (808) 871-7867 today!