Is it time to get your septic tank pumped? A septic tank that ends up becoming too full can lead to disastrous plumbing problems in the long run. Here are some of the major signs that signal to homeowners that the septic tank needs to be pumped immediately.
How Long Has It Been?
Time is of the essence when it comes to your septic tank. Checking your calendar is one of the best ways to ensure you are properly maintaining your septic tank. If you can’t even remember the last time your septic tank has been pumped, it’s probably overdue for such a task.
Water Is Pooling
Pooling water can indicate that your tank is overflowing and needs to be emptied out ASAP. Waiting too long to pump your tank can lead to a myriad of problems in the long run. One of the more noticeable issues homeowners will experience has to do with water moving towards the top of the septic tank itself. This scenario is most likely a result of your septic tank being too full. That’s why a suitable pump and proper drainage techniques are required to ensure there aren’t ongoing issues that pop up.
Any offensive odor usually follows pooling water. If you find a foul smell coming from your septic tank, it’s time to pump. Suppose you have the combination of pooling water and a foul smell. That means you’re past due for a pump to keep your tank running smoothly throughout the year.
A working tank will keep your home dry and your family safe. Being mindful and watching for the signs that your septic tank needs some attention can make all the difference.
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