Yes, septic tanks can be repaired. However, cost can only be determined by the part of the system that needs to be fixed. For instance, the septic tank lid is one of the most affordable parts to replace. Lid prices can be found between $30-$70 to dollars, yet, installation price relies on the plumbing service. A repair for a drain/leach field can reach the cost of $5,000-$20,000 dollars because of the construction work, city ordinance and environmental repair. There are times when replacing the entire system comes to be around the same cost as a repair. A specialist will be able to work with you and advise you to purchase the best alternatives for your situation. Granted a replacement isn’t always necessary when a septic issue arises. Consulting a specialist with knowledge in infrastructure and plumbing, can provide a reliable analysis on the cost of a repair including labor fees, materials and the price of city permits. When all components have been taken into consideration, you as an owner can decide whether or not you wish to repair your septic system.
How much does it cost to repair a septic system?
The prices of some septic system repairs were discussed earlier, nonetheless, there are other risks involved with owning a septic system. Like previously mentioned septic systems are like miniature water treatment plants in someone’s home. Not only is the price of a septic system repair anywhere from $5,000-$20,000 but the added risk of owning a septic system is another potential outlet of cost. There will always be a possibility of an operating malfunction. If you septic tank were to burst, waste/sewage water would flood the area it is stored in, and surround parts. That same waste can form hazardous living conditions and contaminate local ecosystems. Responsibility will lay on the homeowner to hire a waste clean-up crew to restore the environment. This job will cost thousands. In addition, the city can file lawsuits against the homeowner for breaking environment protection laws and for gross negligence. Eventually, all of these costs accumulate leaving the owner in a financial crisis. Concluding, the installation of a septic tank should be taken seriously.