3 Strong Signs It’s Time to Pump Your Septic Tank
The experts say that you only need to pump your septic every three to five years, but your septic tank might tell you something different.
Regularly cleaning your septic tank will keep the plumbing system in your home working effectively and efficiently. But you might not think about it until there’s an emergency.
Sometimes, homeowners don’t always remember when they had their septic tank pumped last. They might not even think about it if they haven’t done it since they bought the house.
However, your septic tank can send you subtle reminders, or it might hit you square in the nose.
When you’re not sure what the problem is, call Eco Pump Services and let us take a look.
#1 — Your Lawn Stays Soggy Even in Dry Weather
When your lawn stays soggy or spongy two or three days after it rains, it might be a sign that it’s time to pump the septic tank. There could be other causes for it, but your septic tank drains under the lawn. A soggy lawn is usually a subtle reminder that the septic tank is full, and the liquid is seeping out.
A small amount of liquid naturally leaks out of the septic tank to keep it from filling up and pushing out some impurities. A spongy, soggy lawn will likely occur before your drains start backing up.
#2 — Foul Smells Come from Your Drains
When your sewerage backs up into the drains in your bathroom and kitchen, you will smell those foul odors; though those might be faint at first, there’s worse coming.
While walking around outside, if the waste has started floating to the top, it will spill onto the drain field, and you will smell it.
Although it could be a blocked or broken sewer line or clogged drainpipe, chances are it’s time to get it looked at by a plumber. They can run a scope down through the lines, and if the septic tank needs to be pumped out, that’s probably a much easier fix than a broken sewer line.
#3 — Your Home’s Drains Are Backing Up
When the toilet, bathtub, dishwasher or kitchen sink start backing up, it’s probably time to have the septic tank pumped. If you have any doubts, call the professionals at Eco Pump Services.
Although each of these could have other causes, when the drains are backing up, you smell foul odors and the lawn is soggy, those are three signs of a full septic tank. Call Eco Pump Services for a quick, easy and affordable answer to your plumbing problems.