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SEPTIC INSPECTION & TEST GUIDE
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SEPTIC SYSTEMS, HOME BUYERS GUIDE to
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SEWAGE BACKUP PREVENTION
SEWAGE CONTAMINATION in buildings
SEWAGE CONTAMINANTS in FRUIT / VEGETABLES
SEWAGE EJECTOR / GRINDER PUMPS
SEWAGE LEVELS in SEPTIC TANKS
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SEWAGE PATHOGENS in SEPTIC SLUDGE
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SINKHOLES, WARNING SIGNS
SMELL PATCH TEST to Track Down Odors
SOAKAWAY BED FAILURE DIAGNOSIS
SULPHUR & SEWER GAS SMELL SOURCES
TOILETS, INSPECT, INSTALL, REPAIR
TOILETS, DON'T FLUSH LIST
TRAPS on PLUMBING FIXTURES
TREATMENTS & CHEMICALS, SEPTIC
VIDEO GUIDES: Septic Videos
WASHING MACHINES & SEPTIC SYSTEMS
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WASTEWATER TREATMENT BASICS
WATER, WELLS, WATER TANKS: TESTING GUIDE
WINTERIZE A BUILDING
How to document the septic tank location - making a septic layout sketch.
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When the septic tank needs to be pumped, a regular maintenance task, the cost of that service will be less if the property owner found the septic tank location and perhaps even uncovered the septic tank pumping access cover. Other reasons to make a drawing of the the septic tank and drainfield location include enabling the inspecting and testing septic systems when buying a home or for safety, to assure that the septic tank cover is in good condition.
Use of this information at other websites, in books or pamphlets for sale is reserved to the author. Reviewers and content suggestions are welcome and are credited at "References." This article is part of our series: Inspecting, Testing, & Maintaining Residential Septic Systems an online book on septic systems.
Recording Septic Tank Location in our "Septic Tank Pumping Guide" includes a nice example of how to take measurements to document the exact location of a septic system component.
When you find your septic tank, if other clues helped you do so, please forward them to me by email so we can help others. Photos are very welcome too.
For complete details on how to find a septic tank or drainfield, see these full text articles and videos
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