A Guide to Finding Your Septic Tank

You know what the issue is: it’s your septic tank. Something’s wrong, and it’s causing all sorts of problems throughout your property. Only problem is, you don’t know where it is!

Believe us: you are not alone. Finding your septic tank can be easier said than done. That’s why we here at Freedom Septic Service are here to provide you with a few helpful tips to get to the root of the problem as soon as possible.

Consult your county

As it turns out, most counties hold onto records of septic tanks that are built on each property. But that’s only if the septic tank was put in after your county started its map-collecting process. However, it’s still worth a shot! Start by going to your local county office and request a map of the septic tanks in your area.

Survey your property for septic signsSeptic Tank Buried in Lawn in Maryland

If you can’t get your hands on a map, this is when you’ll need to get your detective hat on. Investigate your property for any visual cues that may indicate a septic tank: lowered grounds, any sort of sign, or the actual lid itself.

Pipes will always lead you to your septic tank

If all else fails, return to the basics: the septic tank must have some sort of connection to your household, and that’s usually through a pipe. So, start from scratch, and find the space in your basement where the sewer line leaves your house. You can follow it with a thin metal probe out front. You should strike gold about 20 feet outside of your house.

Locating your septic tank is a fun treasure hunt, but once found, it’s time to call in the professionals who have the knowledge and equipment necessary to handle the job. Our team at Freedom Septic Service will be able to locate your septic tank in no time and take care of the situation at hand in a timely and efficient manner. Call us at 410-795-2947 to learn more about our septic tank cleaning and pumping services and request an estimate today!

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