What is the average life expectancy of a septic tank system?
Sunday, December 29, 2019
You can expect your septic system to last about 25 to 40 years. But if it is poorly installed, in a location with poor soil percolation, not pumped regularly, or has trees too close, your septic system can fail much sooner. There are essentially two parts to the system, tank and drainfield, and either one can cause a problem with the other if not functioning properly. Signs your system is acting up include wet soil or puddling water above the drainfield, grass that is greener over the drainfield, drain backups, or sewage smells.
Go to our blog post What is the average lifespan of the parts of a house? for rating of other house components. To understand the basis, potential use, and limitations of lifespan ratings, see our blog post How accurate are the average life expectancy ratings of home components? Are they actually useful?
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