Your septic system is an effective waste disposal solution — but only when you practice and invest in maintenance. Regular septic tank pumping is the only way to keep up with the demand of wastewater management. But sometimes, your tank will fill up more quickly than expected, so watch out for these signs your system needs urgent attention from a professional.
When to Schedule Septic Tank Pumping
1. It’s Been a Few Years
Depending on the size of your septic tank and the number of people using it, you’ll need pumping every two to five years. If it’s been a while since your last maintenance visit, don’t wait for a problem to develop. Schedule proactive pumping to avoid complications and spills.
2. Water Is Pooling
Your septic system is designed to release water into the surrounding soil at a slow, steady rate the ground can absorb. If the area over your tank or drain field is oversaturated, there’s something wrong. As soon as you see standing water, call a technician for pumping or other maintenance.
3. Grass Is Greener
Likewise, if the plants in those areas are doing unusually well, there may be sewage overflowing from your septic system. Arrange for pumping immediately, and have the technician check whether roots are infiltrating your drainage pipes.
4. The Area Smells
An odor of rot or sewage is a dead giveaway that your septic system is leaking. The problem is either an overfilled tank or a crack in the line — either way, you’ll need to pump the tank to address it.
5. Backed-Up Pipes
If your drains are slow to empty or, worse, spitting up waste, immediate septic tank pumping is essential. Not only is sewage unpleasant and messy, but it’s also a serious health hazard, so you need to address the backup right away.
As soon as you notice a problem, septic tank pumping should be your first step to address it. Call Queen’s Septic Tank Service today to arrange a service visit in High Point, NC, and get your system back in working order. Their experienced crew has been in business since 1986, and they will keep your waste disposal system working smoothly so you don’t have to worry. To schedule a visit to your home or business, call them today at (336) 434-1260 or send a message online.