Septic pumping is one of the most important things you need to do to keep your septic and plumbing system in good shape. You need to know how to recognize the signs that you need to schedule septic pumping.
The following are six reasons why you might need to schedule septic tank pumping as soon as possible.
There are unusual odors coming from your plumbing fixtures.
When your septic tank needs to be pumped out, it usually fills up with gases. These gases can have strong and unpleasant odors. A septic system in need of pumping could create odors that come out of not only the septic tank itself but also the plumbing fixtures within the house.
Your drains are emptying out more slowly than usual.
Pay attention to how quickly plumbing fixtures in your home like bathtubs, toilets, and washing machines drain out after use. If your drains aren't emptying water out of these fixtures as quickly as they used to, you may need to schedule septic pumping to fix the issue.
You've started to notice the unexplained accumulation of standing water around your property.
A septic tank that is in need of pumping is generally full. This means that water can back up in a septic system and lead to standing water accumulation around a yard.
You probably need to have your septic tank pumped out if puddles start to accumulate in parts of your yard where you never noticed them before.
Your lawn grass is growing in unusually lush and green.
The contents of your septic tank make for great fertilizer for your lawn. However, you don't want to be inadvertently fertilizing your lawn because you're neglecting septic pumping. Schedule septic pumping if it's been a while since the last pumping and your lawn is looking lusher than ever before.
You're experiencing sewage backup on your property.
Hopefully, you won't let septic pumping go long enough to experience sewage backup on your property. This is probably the most unpleasant reason why you need to schedule immediate septic pumping.
However, you might not know you need septic pumping until you experience sewage backup if you don't notice any of the other symptoms of septic pumping needs mentioned here.
Well water testing has shown an unusually high amount of nitrogen in your water supply.
If you have a well on your property, you should have your well water tested periodically to make sure it is safe and isn't contaminated. When a well water test shows an unusually high nitrate level in your water, it's a good sign that your septic tank needs to be pumped out.
Contact a company like B & B Drain Tech Inc for more information.