If you’ve recently moved into a new home you might find yourself in the position of trying to locate the septic tank. Hopefully you were able to get this information from your real estate agent but many people don’t think to ask about the septic system plans until there is a problem.
You can always have the septic company locate your septic tank cover for you but this could end up costing you extra money. To save a few bucks try to find and expose the septic tank cover yourself. Here are 4 ways to help you locate your septic tank cover:
- Head to your local Board of Health. In the city records there will be a drawing of your property which includes the septic system. Just ask for a copy so you can give the diagram to the septic pumping technician.
- Speak to your landscaper or contractor. If the home has recently been built you can simply call up the landscaper or the builder and ask where the septic tank is.
- Find the pipe to the sewage outlet in your home. Pay attention to where it is inside the home and then go outside to locate where it exits. It should lead you to the septic tank cover. Make sure you have a professional open it though. Having an exposed hole in your yard is a safety hazard.
- If your cover is under the ground ask the company about their digging policy. Usually the company will charge you a digging fee after a certain amount of inches. So if you’re septic tank cover is far down you may want to try to uncover it to save yourself some money.