Whether or not you realize it, it’s essential to know the spot of your septic tank lid and septic tank. Just like your dishwasher, toilet, or sewer line, you have to know where they are to take care of them. Even though septic tanks are enormous, they can be tough to locate, especially if they’re not maintained over the years. During these tough times, the last thing you want to deal with is a busted septic tank, so it is important to take care of it to avoid a new installation or repair. Read on to learn how to find your septic tank lid. If you have any issues finding it, do not hesitate to call B&D Plumbing for assistance!
Why It’s Important to Know Where Your Septic Tank Lid Is
Knowing where your septic tank is placed is an excellent way to identify septic tank issues right away. For example, if you were to spot flooding around your septic tank lid, you’d know immediately that there could be an problem with your system overloading. Further, knowing where your septic tank is also means you can also avoid parking vehicles on top of it, which could cause the tank to collapse. You could also direct service professionals to the right spot for septic tank services, saving them time and you money.
How to Locate Your Septic Tank Opening
Now that you know just why it’s so important to know where your septic tank lid is, it’s time to find it. During your search, keep an sharp eye out for a circular top that’s about two feet wide. Septic tank lids usually are green or black plastic, and sometimes made of concrete. It isn’t always easy locating the lid, though, as grass, dirt, or debris can conceal the septic tank lid.
How to Locate Your Septic Tank as a New Homeowner
When you bought your home, you should have received a diagram of your property showing the spot of your septic tank. This is normally provided as a part of your house inspection. If so, then compare the diagram to your house, locate the septic tank spot, and maybe dig around it to check if the lid has been buried. Consider putting a big object like a rock on top of the septic lid so you remember where it is.
Septic Tank Maintenance
Once you know where your septic tank lid is, keep it maintained to prevent damage and allow for easy access for future maintenance. Consider regularly cutting the grass around your lid, removing all dirt and debris, and marking the area, so you remember where the tank lid is.
Get in Touch With B&D Today!
Dealing with any plumbing concerns that require a professional to step in? Struggling with an absolute plumbing emergency that can’t wait? Let B&D Plumbing know. B&D Plumbing Inc. services the greater Washington D.C. metropolitan area, including Maryland and Northern Virginia. Get in touch with us by calling (301) 595-1141 or follow us on social media, including Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Pinterest. As a small, family-owned business, we understand how important your home is—and we offer exceptional service that matches!