What are the advantages of having a septic tank in Fairfax VA? It’s an excellent question and one we get on a regular basis from people who have recently moved into a home with a septic tank, especially if they used to live in a house tied to a city sewage system. If you have similar questions, we’ll answer them in this article.
What Are The Advantages Of Having A Septic Tank In Fairfax VA?
It Fosters Better Habits – If you live in a house that’s connected to a city’s sewage system, odds are that you don’t think too much about what you flush down your toilet or pour down your kitchen sink. Once it’s gone, you don’t have to worry about it.
That’s not the case with a home septic system. Since you’re in charge of your own waste management, it makes you much more mindful of things like that, which in terms, helps ensure that your septic system will provide you with years of reliable service. It’s win-win, and those habits will stay with you for pretty much the rest of your life.
Cost – Odds are that when you purchased your home, it already had a septic system. Sure, it might have needed a few repairs, but these systems are rugged and built to last, so while it’s not impossible that you’ll find a property where you’ll need to replace the septic system before you move in, it’s not terribly likely either.
Even when it does come time to replace your system though, you’ll find that it’s a cost-effective alternative to tying onto the nearest municipal sewage system. That’s because the company that runs the system is going to charge you to tie on, which means you’ll get a hefty fee for all the pipes they need to lay down to reach you. Depending on how far your property is from town, the price could easily overwhelm the cost of a new septic system.
Even if it doesn’t, you’ve also got to factor in the monthly costs of the new line item on your budget for water and sewage. It’s not a huge amount, but over time, it really adds up. You avoid it altogether by having your own system.
Reliability – Septic systems are incredibly rugged and durable. If you have the tank pumped out every three to five years and have your system inspected any time you have the tank pumped out, your system will likely last you for thirty or forty years.
We provide both tank pump outs and inspection and repair services, so you’ll never be more than a phone call away from the professional help you need to ensure your system stays in top working order. If you’re not sure how long it’s been since your last tank pump out, call our office today to schedule an appointment.