Septic Tank Pumping
Septic tank maintenance is often the last thing you think of when maintaining your property. However, regularly scheduled septic tank inspections can ensure you don’t run into future problems that will affect your property and wallet. The frequency of septic tank pumping will depend on how many people live in your house and the size of your system. As experts in waste management, our suggested rule of thumb is to have your septic tank pumped every 3-5 years to prevent damage to your field lines and save you money on costly repairs. This is a favorable practice, however, there are other indicators that may point to an overfilled septic tank. Here are a few warning signs to look out for:
How Do I Know if it’s Time for a Septic Tank Pump?
- Warning Sign #1: Slow Drains- It is quite common to have an occasional drainage issue in your sink or tub. However, if you notice that all your drains are not flowing quickly, this is a cause for concern. Slow drainage can be caused by a delay or lack of pumping. In this situation, it is suggested that you contact us, and we can examine the issue.
- Warning Sign #2: Odor Near Septic Tank - I think we can all agree that odor from a septic system is not something you want lingering around. If you are smelling an unpleasant odor around your septic tank, this may be an indicator that your septic tank is over-filled, and it is leaking raw sewage from the tank. In most cases, this means your septic tank needs to be pumped to prevent any further damage.
- Warning Sign #3: Abnormally Green Grass – While we love our lawns to be lush and well maintained, it is not always favorable to have noticeably greener grass over the septic tank area. If you notice that your grass is abnormally green over your septic system, this could be a sign that it has been receiving extra nutrients from the septic tank below. If you notice this issue, you may have a septic tank that is over-filled. Give us a call and we will take care of this underlying issue.
- Warning Sign #4: Standing Water – Excess waste can clog your pipes and cause pooling around your septic tank. It is important to get this examined by our team at Nix Tank because standing water around your septic tank can also contain toxic raw sewage. If you are experiencing this, it may be a good idea to get your septic tank pumped to prevent any further damage to your yard or septic tank.
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