Corbin, Kentucky
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Corbin, KY 40702
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5 Signs Your Septic Tank Needs Professional Service November 8, 2016

Corbin, Whitley
5 Signs Your Septic Tank Needs Professional Service, Corbin, Kentucky

Septic tank service may be unpleasant to think about, but it’s a necessity. It’s also something people often forget about until a problem arises. Cox’s Septic Service provides septic tank pumping, cleaning, and maintenance to residents of the Corbin, KY, area. Proper service will keep your septic system humming along, but there are signs your tank needs the attention of a professional.

5 Signs Your Septic Tank Needs Pro Service

1. Sewage Backup

If your septic tank system is backed up or not working properly, you may be overdue for septic tank pumping or sludge removal. Pumping is recommended every few years, depending on the tank size and number of people in your household.

2. Slow Drains

Corbin-KY-septic-tankWhen the septic tank is full, your sinks, showers, bathtubs, and toilets will drain slowly and often make gurgling noises when toilets are flushed. If using a commercial drain-clearing product doesn’t help, contact a professional to assess the situation.

3. Odors    

If you notice an unpleasant odor in your home or yard near the septic tank, hire a professional to determine if it’s time for pumping services.

4. Lush Lawn Growth & Pooling Water

If your lawn is looking particularly green and full near the drain field, it could be a sign there’s a leak in your septic tank. If water is pooling in the vicinity of your septic tank, your tank probably is full.

5. Lack Of Regular Maintenance

Regular maintenance and inspections are needed to ensure your septic system works properly. It should be inspected every two years and pumped every 3–5 years. Keep a record of your septic tank service, including inspections, pumping, and repairs, so you know it’s being done on schedule.

To arrange an inspection, pumping, or other septic tank maintenance, call Cox’s Septic Service at (606) 528-4782. You also can contact them on their website, where you’ll find information about their other valuable services.

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