Just as drain cleaning, regular pumping is necessary for optimizing the functionality of your septic tank. However, most homeowners ignore their septic tank until they end up with backed-up sewer waste or other septic problems.
Ideally, you should schedule septic tank pumping every 3 to 5 years, but this also depends on the size and state of your septic system, as well as your water usage. If it’s been long since you’ve pumped your septic tank, you’re likely to be experiencing the following issues:
- Your drains are too slow
This means your septic tank is in distress, and it’s on the verge of backing up.
So, if you notice your shower isn’t draining, or your toilet isn’t flushing as it should, call in an expert to address the issue as soon as possible.
- There’s a strange odor within your property’s environs and in your home as well
When a septic tank is almost full, there’s virtually no space for the odor-causing gases in your tank. So, these gases will begin to back to the surface, in your toilet, and areas surrounding the septic tank. If you notice a foul odor, call an expert.
- A surprisingly “lush green” lawn just around your drain field
If you see the grass around your drain field is much greener than the rest of your yard, this should raise your eyebrows.
This means they are getting some extra fertilizer from the waste that could be overflowing to the outside; this is a danger zone lying in wait.
You should have your drain field inspected to locate the issue and rectify the problem.
- Sewage back up
Sewage backing up your home is the worst and the most obvious sign that you have a major problem.
Pumping the septic tank hopefully can help, but at the time, you should ask your septic service provider to get to the root of the problem.
Ultimately the best way to avoid these issues is to carry out regular inspections and pumping.
Hire Lazy Drains for All Your Septic Services
Our septic services involve more than just drain cleaning; we also do sewer line cleaning, septic tank pumping, septic restoration, septic repair, and more.
Give us a call if interested. We proudly serve the community of Charles Drive Grass Valley, Ca, and the surrounding areas.