Your septic system is a pivotal part of your home. It helps to remove waste water and take it out into the drain field until you have it pumped out. While many people know that they need to pump their septic tank, many aren't aware of how often it should be done. To help you determine if your septic system is in need of pumping, here are three signs that you need to be on the lookout for.
Your drains have an awful smell to them.
If your drains start to smell like sewage, that often means that you have a full system and it is starting to back up into the home. This isn't good for your system or your health. You need to get the tank drained as quickly as possible to help pull that sewage back out of the pipes and down into the drain field. No one should be smelling sewage inside of their home. It could also be that something is clogging the pipes and causing the waste to get stuck along the way.
Your yard looks like a pond.
There is no reason for your ground to be covered in water, unless a rain storm went through the area recently. Otherwise, your yard should be nice and dry. If you start noticing pools of water forming around your yard, it might be that your septic tank is too full and it is overflowing into your yard. When that happens, it poses a health hazard for anyone in the area. The last thing you want to do is go near the waste. This is raw sewage and is loaded with contaminants. Stay away from it at all costs.
Your drains aren't draining.
When you turn the water on or flush a toilet, the water should go down the drains fairly quickly. If the water starts taking forever to drain, that often means something is blocking the drains and preventing it from being able to drain. Whether it be a clog in the pipe from hair or a tree root damaging the pipe, you need to make sure you get it taken care of pretty quickly to prevent any additional problems from occurring.
Anytime you notice something isn't right with your system, you need to get it taken care of right away to prevent additional damage from occurring and costing you far more money out of pocket. For assistance, talk to a septic tank service.
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