To have a properly working septic system is vital to many homes in the rural areas. However, often the septic system is often the last thing on the person owning the homes mind until there is a problem with the system.
Often times when purchasing a home, the homeowners biggest fear is whether or not a septic tank system will break once they move in. However, that is why in most cases a septic tank inspection is required when purchasing a home with a pre-existing septic tank system.
Like a car or a human body, there is absolutely no way to predict how long a septic system will last with any given load. But, an inspection can yield information on the current state of the system. Detect a problem early, and you will end up saving yourself a great deal of money.