Septic systems are essential for homeowners living in regions without centralized sewer systems. They make it possible to treat the wastewater produced daily within a home.
As a result, septic system failures need to be taken seriously. While septic systems are expensive to repair and even more costly to replace, the right home warranty will cover its key components, protecting you and your family against unexpected financial burden.
Why should I get a septic system warranty?
Septic system repair costs are estimated to run up as high as $6,000 or more, with a national average of $1,700 to get things working again. Inspections alone can cost roughly $200.
Septic pumps typically cost $250 to $400 to repair and upwards of $1,000 to replace.
Septic tanks are even more expensive to service, with estimated replacement costs ranging from $3,000 to $9,500 (at the low end).
Fortunately, a home warranty plan with septic system coverage can take care of repair or replacement costs when your septic system is struggling. At most, you’ll pay a small service fee while your warranty provider takes care of the rest.
A home warranty plan for your septic system can mean the difference between a minor inconvenience and an unbearable situation. Don’t ignore the bad omens of a septic system failure. We promise that, if ignored, they’ll only get worse.
What’s covered under a septic system warranty?
If you notice signs of trouble with your septic system, you might wonder whether any damage will be covered by your homeowner’s insurance. Typically, homeowner’s coverage applies to accidents and often excludes protections for the systems outside your home.
This is why it’s important to address issues with your septic system as soon as possible. Any mechanical mishaps and breakdowns need to be fixed immediately.
In regard to your septic system, a home warranty is meant to protect it from mechanical failures and breakdowns. When you have septic system coverage, your plan will cover the following parts:
- Aerobic Pump
- Sewage Ejector
- Jet Pump
- Septic Tank
If you think your septic system is acting up and already have a warranty with Select, don’t hesitate to make a claim.
How long will a septic system last?
According to the Pennsylvania DEP, most septic systems last between 15 and 40 years. However, proper care and maintenance can greatly extend its life and may save you the hassle of a sooner-than-expected malfunction.
Of course, when something inevitably breaks down, your home warranty is here to help!
Why is septic system care important?
It’s important because your septic system is an essential part of your home that allows you to use your shower, toilet, sinks – even your washing machine.
When there’s an issue with your septic system, you might use the bathroom only to find the water is backing up. Maybe your bathtub is draining more slowly when you take a shower. You may begin to notice strange odors in and around your home. You might even discover raw sewage surfacing in your yard.
By the time puddles start forming throughout your lawn, you have a problem. Thankfully, proper maintenance and a home warranty with septic system coverage can reduce the chances of failure while protecting you from repair or replacement costs in a worst-case scenario.
What will ruin a septic system?
When it comes to septic system care, there’s a lot to consider. Most of all, you need to be mindful of what makes its way down the drains in your house.
- System cloggers, such as wipes, diapers, cat litter, fats, grease, cigarette butts, and similar household items can build up in your system and never clear out.
- Treatment killers, including certain chemicals, cleaners, and anti-bacterial soaps can be devastating to the ecosystem within your septic tank and should be avoided at all costs.
- Trees and bushes near your septic tank can cause serious problems as roots dig into the system, clogging it and causing it to fail.
You should keep the area above and around your septic drain field clear and free of larger plants and heavy objects. Water should be directed away from it, as floods and standing water can cause problems over time.
What is the most common cause of septic system failure?
The EPA states the most common reason for septic system failure is “inappropriate design or poor maintenance.”
By failing to care for one’s septic system, homeowners are asking for trouble. Septic tanks should be pumped every three to five years, and you should never flush objects or chemicals that damage septic systems down your home’s drains.
How can I get septic system warranty coverage?
Securing home warranty coverage for your septic system is easy! Just request a quote, and our experts will get back to you with all the info you need to make the best decision for your home.
Still not sure about home warranty and septic system coverage? You may be surprised by how many systems and appliances you can protect. Learn what a home warranty covers to see just how much protection you’re getting.
Don’t wait until it’s too late! Contact us for a FREE quote to gain peace of mind for your family and protect your wallet from costly repairs.