So, you’ve just moved into a home and the elation is beginning to wear off. By now you are starting to find all the little flaws you didn’t notice before you bought the home, and you’re wondering how to take care of your new dwelling. A septic tank might not be the first thought on your mind, but you will need to find out whether you have one or not eventually.
Why is it Important to Know if you Have a Septic Tank or Not?
If you’re moving from a home without a septic tank to a home with one or the other, you can’t expect to treat your plumbing the way you used to. You need to know whether or not you have a septic tank so you can plan on when to get the tank pumped, and to find out where the tank and drainfield are located.
Municipal sewer systems just carry everything away from your home, but a septic system requires more maintenance and care.
Do Rural Homes Always Have Septic Systems?
A general rule of thumb, a home in a rural area will have a septic system or cesspool instead of municipal plumbing. This is because a septic system can be buried on the property where it takes care of your home’s waste. Homes in cities and many suburbs are usually close enough together to link to a sewer system. If you still aren’t sure, there are other signs that you have a septic system.
Do you Have to Pay for a Septic System on a Water Bill?
To be more confident about what kind of waste system your home uses, check your water utility bill. A home that uses a septic system but doesn’t use a private well will list charges for water usage, but will not include sewer fees. If you are being charged sewer fees, your home should be connected to a municipal sewer system.
Call a Service to Locate your Septic Tank
If you believe you have a septic tank but can’t find it, the professionals at Maui Pumping Services can help you find your septic tank with ease. Call us today to locate, maintain, pump, or treat your septic system!