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When Should You Get Septic Tank Pumping Services?

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If you live in an area that's not connected to the standard sewage system, you likely use a septic tank to hold and treat your wastewater. However, not all the waste is broken down, and that's why people need to seek septic tank pumping services occasionally. But how can you know that it's time to call the septic pumping experts? Keep reading to learn the tell-tale signs of a full septic tank.

Foul Smells

Whenever the wastewater gets to the septic tank, its components are broken down. Usually, gasses are produced, and enough space is needed to ensure they aren't directed to the sinks, drains, or tank area. So, the septic tank is filled up, you will start noticing a foul odor that doesn't seem to go away. Your neighbors may also notice this problem. The only way to fix things is to pump out the tank contents to create more space.

Slow Drains

Nobody wants to live in a house that drains wastewater slowly, be it in the toilet, bath, or sink. The first thing that comes to mind when this problem occurs is that the system is clogged. But that might not be it, particularly if you maintain the drainage system regularly. If the septic tank is full, then the wastewater will have nowhere to go, meaning it will drain slowly. So, ensure you get someone to check the system to determine if it's clogged or you need to empty the septic tank.

Healthier Grass

Once your septic tank gets filled up, it will release the excess wastewater on the surrounding area. This will make the grass on that section healthier compared to the rest of the lawn. While it's tempting to want to have such healthy grass, you should get an expert to check the septic tank to determine why the water is coming out. Perhaps the tank is leaking, or it is full and needs to be emptied.

Sewage Backup

Another obvious issue you will have when your septic tank is full is sewage backup. Nobody wants to experience this as it's unsightly and could cause water damage which costs a lot to fix. So, if you notice the sewage is backing up, do not hesitate to call an expert to check the septic tank and drainage system. Be sure to pump the tank once you notice that it's full.

If you want to avoid dealing with these unpleasant signs mentioned above, you should schedule a regular septic tank pumping. This will ensure the tank is pumped before the signs show up.