Tips for Knowing When It Is Time to Have Your Septic Tank Pumped


If you have a septic tank system on your property instead of being hooked up to the public sewage system, you will want to make sure that you are calling to have it pumped when it is needed. Too many people make the mistake of waiting too long to have the tank pumped and this can cause them to end up with a lot of issues. To help ensure that you are avoiding as many issues as possible, you will want to take a little time to review the following:  

  • Look for signs of backups or overflowing. If you notice any of these signs, then it is a good indication that your tank may need to be pumped sooner rather than later.
  • Check the manufacturer's recommendations for pumping frequency and follow them as closely as possible. Remember that there are different sizes of septic tanks, and they will all require different levels of maintenance.
  • Look for signs of water pooling around the tank or in the drain field. This can be a sign that your tank is full and needs to be pumped.
  • Check if you are using more water than usual. If this is the case, it could be an indication that your septic system needs to be pumped.
  • Monitor the overall performance of your septic system. If you notice that it is taking longer than usual for wastewater to drain or if there is a bad smell coming from your yard, then this is a sign that the tank needs to be pumped.
  • Have your tank inspected regularly by a professional septic service provider to determine if any issues exist and whether it is time to pump the tank. You could have someone come to your property every year for the pumping of your septic tank.

By following these guidelines, you will be able to greatly reduce the chance of having a septic tank issue that could end up costing you a lot of money in repairs. If you are still not sure whether your septic tank needs to be pumped and you do not remember when it was last pumped, you will want to go ahead and get in touch with a septic tank contractor. They can come to your property, and inspect the tank to determine whether it needs to be pumped now or whether you have some time to go before it absolutely needs to be done. If you have other questions about septic services, contact a professional today. 


30 August 2023

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