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Homeowner’s insurance is a mixed blessing. Though insurance spares you the burden of having to bear the enormous costs of unexpected home accidents, most policies do not provide coverage that is as comprehensive as homeowners would like. Septic tank problems, for example, may or may not be covered under your home insurance policy. If they are, the coverage may be limited to unavoidable accidents. To explore this topic further, keep reading.
Variance in Insurance Plans
While there are a handful of accidents that virtually all homeowner’s insurance policies protect against, such as fire damage and theft of property, the intricacies of homeowner’s insurance policies vary greatly. Many insurance plans do not cover septic tank failure.
Septic Tank Coverage
Homeowner’s insurance plans that provide septic tank coverage typically only protect homeowners against unforeseeable accidents. A septic system that is damaged in a property fire or heavy storm, for example, may be covered. A septic tank that overflows due to lack of proper maintenance, on the other hand, is unlikely to be covered.
Checking Your Coverage
The only way to know whether or not septic tank problems are covered under your homeowner’s insurance plan is to review your policy or speak with an agent from your insurance company. Consider adding septic system coverage or switching plans if your current insurance does not cover accidental septic tank damage.
Preventing Septic System Failure
Whether or not septic tank problems are covered under your homeowner’s insurance policy, you should do all you can to prevent septic system failure. This includes having your septic system inspected annually and pumped as necessary. It’s also important to be mindful of your overall water use and what you allow into your septic system.
At A-1 Septic Tank Service of San Francisco, we understand that unexpected septic tank problems occur. In an effort to alleviate the effect that septic tank problems can have on a household’s finances, we strive to make our services as affordable as possible without compromising quality. To schedule a septic tank inspection performed by a highly qualified grease trap and septic system maintenance professional, call A-1 Septic Tank Service at (510) 629-4584.
Last updated 8 days ago
By and large, septic systems do not require a great deal of maintenance. The maintenance that they do require, however, is vital to their efficacy and longevity. To find out what you need to do to keep your septic tank and system in good working order, watch this helpful video guide.
The topics covered in the video include the importance of choosing the right size septic tank, how septic systems fail, and how failure can be prevented. Installing low-flow plumbing fixtures and being mindful of water use can help you avoid overloading your septic tank, and being aware of what enters the septic tank can help you keep the system from failing prematurely.
Offering septic tank cleaning, pumping, and maintenance services, A-1 Septic Tank Service is one of the Bay Area’s most decorated septic tank service companies. To arrange to have a professional from our team clean your septic tank, call (510) 629-4584.
Last updated 14 days ago
Septic tanks are very effective at storing and disposing of wastewater flushed from the home. Over time, however, septic tanks can get too full and stop working properly. Below are some of the signs that it’s time to have your septic tank pumped:
Flooding is a sure sign that your septic tank needs to be pumped. This problem occurs when a septic tank becomes so full that it can no longer hold its contents and starts pushing wastewater into the yard. Since wastewater may contain bacteria that are harmful to human health, it’s recommended that you have your tank pumped the moment this problem occurs.
Is there a bad smell coming up through your toilets or the area around your septic tank? If so, you most likely need to have your septic tank pumped. When septic tanks become too full, they can emit foul odors into your home. By having your septic tank pumped, you can get rid of the smell and bring normalcy back to your property.
Toilets Backing Up
When septic tanks get too full, they can start sending waste up through toilet, sink, and bathtub drains. A septic tank backup isn’t just unsightly—it can also cause damage and make people very sick. That’s why it’s extremely important to take care of this problem right away.
Alarm Going Off
Many newer septic systems have features that alert homeowners that the tank is full. When a tank approaches its max fill point, an alarm may buzz or a light may flash. If you notice any of these warning signals, have a septic tank maintenance professional come to your house immediately.
If your septic tank needs to be pumped, there is only one company you should call: A-1 Septic Tank Service. We are a family-owned business that has been providing San Francisco homeowners with high-quality septic tank pumping services for decades. To have a technician come to your house, call (510) 629-4584 today.
Last updated 21 days ago
The grease trap is a plumbing device that collects oils and fats before they go into a septic tank. Deposits of oil and fat build up in the grease trap over time, interfering with the trap’s performance. When this occurs, the grease trap needs to be pumped out by a septic tank professional. This process, known as grease trap pumping, involves a few basic steps. First, the plumber removes all water from the grease trap using a specialized, high-powered vacuum. Next, they flush out any accumulated fat and oil using a hydrojet, which is a device that pushes water out at high pressure to clear plumbing lines. Afterwards, the plumber checks to make sure the grease trap is working correctly.
Dealing with a clogged grease trap can be difficult. A-1 Septic Tank Service of San Francisco is always here to help if you experience this problem. Our experienced staff will pump out your grease trap quickly and efficiently; schedule an appointment with us by calling (510) 629-4584 today.
Last updated 28 days ago
Has it been a while since you’ve had your septic tank looked at by a professional? Having your septic tank inspected regularly will ensure that it keeps working the way it should and can prevent it from breaking down.
This video discusses some of the reasons why septic tank inspections are important. For example, if you want to build a deck or addition to your home, you will likely need to have your septic tank checked by a qualified technician. For more reasons to have your tank inspected, watch the short video.
A-1 Septic Tank Service is located in San Francisco and provides septic tank inspections and other related services. To get a free estimate, call us today at (510) 629-4584.