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How To Tell If You Need Septic Tank Replacement Or Just Repairs?

Replacement or repairs

Figuring out that you need to hire a septic company is often obvious. The smell of sewage or visible puddles in your lawn is a good indication that something isn't right.

Suddenly, as a property owner, you find yourself faced with the possibility of septic repairs or replacement. Yet, how can you know which one is the right choice?

For one thing, if you partner with a reputable company, you can feel confident that you're getting honest feedback from an established professional. Aside from that, however, it's a case by case basis, but there are some factors to consider.

Repair vs Replacement - Which One Is Right For Your System?

Sometimes, the job requires nothing more than fixing a broken pipe. On the other hand, sometimes the job is more involved than that.

In situations where you have to make a choice, there are some points to ponder.

  • How old is the system?

If your tank is getting near the end of its life cycle anyway, it's probably better to replace it than do more repairs.

  • How expensive are the repairs?

If the expense of the repairs is 50% or higher than the current value, it's time to opt for replacement.

  • How frequent are the repairs?

If you've already taken care of several repairs and will probably need more in the next few months, replacement is the more sensible choice.

  • How well is the size holding up?

As your household changes, you may find the demand on your septic system is greater than the tank size. Instead of repairing the system, maybe it's time to replace it with a larger tank.

  • How is the drain field?

It's common knowledge that drain field problems usually indicate replacement. The good news is that the tank may still be salvageable, but you'll need to address the need for a replacement and possible relocation of your drain field.

Let Our Company Take Care Of Your Septic System

The DTS Septic Services company name has become synonymous with industry excellence. We've proven to our residential and commercial customers that we mean business.

Taking care of your septic tank and system isn't easy, but you don't have to do it alone. Contact us now for your free estimate or to establish contact even if you don't need repairs yet.

We encourage locals to screen prospective service providers, so they know who to trust during a crisis.

Call us in Leesburg for emergency repairs or more standard septic services.


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