Private Septic Systems in Spring Hill Florida Homes
Home buyers looking for homes for sale in the Spring Hill, Florida will notice that some neighborhoods are connected to the public sewer system and other areas are not. Homes that are not on public sewer will have a private septic system instead.
The two main components of a septic systems is the tank in the ground and the drain field.
Buyers who are not familiar with septic systems should remember a few tips:
1. During the inspection period in your home buying process, include a septic inspection. As part of the inspection, the tank will be pumped out and the inspector will look for any issues that may affect the proper operation of the system.
Depending on how many people occupy the home and usage, most spetic companies recommend a periodic pumping of the system every three to five years.
2. Protect your septic system. In the Spring Hill area, most septic systems are located under ground in the front yard. Do not drive heavy machinery or vehicles over the drain field. It is recommended not to plant trees or shrubs over your septic system and drain field as the roots could impact its performance.
3. To keep your septic system working properly, there are a few preventive measures you can take. Septic systems are designed to process human waste and it can also handle toilet paper. However, it is recommended not to flush down other materials and non-biological products including diapers, medicines, left over food and grease. Most plumbers do not recommend the use of a kitchen garbage disposal with a septic system.
For more information about the function and proper use of your private septic system, read the Homeowner's Guide to Septic Systems by the US Environmental Protection Agency.
Just as with any other system in your home, proper usage, protection and maintenance will ensure the functionality and longevity of your homes' septic system without any problems.
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