Septic SystemsNot only are septic systems an environmentally friendly wastewater disposal solution, but they also require very little maintenance. If your home uses a septic system, you probably want to know how long you can expect yours to last. Although the life expectancy of septic systems is usually pretty standard, there are some things that can affect how long your particular system will last.

Septic Tank Life Expectancies

One of the main things that will impact the lifespan of your septic system is what your septic tank is made out of. For example, if your home uses a steel septic tank, you can expect it to last anywhere from 15 to 20 years. Comparatively, if your home uses a concrete septic tank, this system may last up to 40 years or longer.

Environmental Factors

In addition to your septic tank, there are many environmental factors that can play a role in how long your septic system lasts. For example, if the area near your septic system has large trees with aggressive roots, you may have a hard time keeping your current septic system up and running. Additionally, the condition of the ground water in your area can affect the longevity of your drain field and other parts of your system. 

Keep in mind that when it comes to septic systems, there are some things you can do on your end to preserve your system’s lifespan. At Brandon Septic, we strongly recommend letting us come and inspect your system regularly in addition to having your septic tank pumped every few years.