Does My Septic Tank Need to Be Pumped?

Does My Septic Tank Need to Be Pumped?

October 28, 2020

More than 21 million American homes rely on septic systems to dispose of their effluent. When these systems fail to operate correctly, it causes a real hassle for property owners. If you’re new to the world of septic systems, you probably don’t know when to call a professional for septic system pumping in El Centro, CA.
Not to worry. It’s relatively easy to recognize when a tank needs pumping—some signs are nearly impossible to miss! However, you need to keep an eye out for any smaller signs that there might be an issue with the tank or system. If you see one or more of these five symptoms of septic problems, get in touch with us as soon as possible before the issues get worse (and more expensive).

  1. Slower drains: It might start with a single drain, but slowly all of the sinks, tubs, toilets and showers in your home drain at a considerably slower rate than they did previously. This is one of the first signs that it’s been way too long since the last septic system pumping on your residential or commercial property.
  2. Awful odors: One of the many functions of a septic tank is to breakdown waste, which creates odiferous gas. A full tank forces these gases back through the drains in your home. Breathing in these gases poses a serious health hazard for people and animals—not to mention a foul odor lingering anywhere there’s a drain nearby! Make an appointment for septic tank pumping as soon as possible.
  3. Lush lawn: Have you noticed that the grass growing over your septic tank looks really green and healthy? That’s probably because it’s being fertilized by leaking wastewater from your septic system. While your lawn might love the extra care, have your septic tank pumped to ensure there’s not a bigger problem bubbling up from below the soil.
  4. Pooling water: Any random puddles or areas with standing water around the septic tank indicate a major issue. As soon as you see pooling water in the area of your septic system, call a septic professional for an immediate appointment. Pumping might not be the only service required to fix this problem.
  5. Backed up sewage: When a septic tank is too full, sewage can back up into your home. Never mind the terrible smell—the real problems are the serious dangers to your health and the extensive damage this causes. At the first sign of sewage backing up through the drains in your home or business, make an emergency appointment with a septic professional.

Don’t wait until it’s too late to schedule a septic system pumping in El Centro, CA. Instead, contact us now to schedule preventative maintenance appointments with our septic system experts. We have more than 55 years of experience handling every potential problem with septic tanks and systems.

If sewage is backing up into your home or business, we also provide 24-hour emergency response service for these dire situations. Call now at 760-352-3067 if you require emergency assistance with your septic system.

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