Your septic pump is an essential part of your home’s wastewater system, since it’s responsible for keeping the water from your fixtures moving. Over time, the pump may start to wear down or malfunction, meaning you need to seek pump repair services or potentially even replace the component altogether. Here are some indicators of this so you can get your pump serviced as quickly as possible.
How to Tell if Your Septic System Needs Pump Repair or Replacement Services
1. Slow Drains
If your sinks, tubs, or toilets are taking longer than usual to drain, it could either be due to your tank being full or a pump that is slowing down. If you’re on a regular pumping schedule and it’s not close to the time when you should need service, have your local septic company inspect your pump and see whether repairs or replacement may be necessary.
2. Puddling in the Drain Field
When your septic system is working properly, all the wastewater should stay underground and out of your way. However, when your tank is full or when the pump isn’t working properly, it may release more water than usual into your drain field. If you notice puddling or a foul smell around that part of your yard, have a septic company address the issue right away.
3. Sewage Backup
The most serious issue that can arise when your pump malfunctions is a backup of sewage into your home. This is a clear issue that you’ll notice right away. If this happens, it’s likely that your septic pump has stopped functioning altogether and likely needs to be replaced.
If you need pump repair or replacement for your septic system, call the experts at Around the Clock Pumping in Anchorage, AK. The septic pump service has been serving residents and businesses around Anchorage, the Kenai Peninsula, and Mat-Su Borough for more than a decade, offering drain cleaning, line jetting, restaurant grease trap cleaning, and general septic pumping and maintenance. The knowledgeable technicians are equipped with the tools and skills to quickly and effectively fix a variety of septic system issues. Contact the team online or call (907) 345-9126 to request service.