With proper maintenance, your septic system will last for many years to come. However, neglecting these important tasks can turn your yard into a stinking, noxious mess and may even lead to expensive repair bills. Dan's Sewer, in Bloomingburg, NY, serves homeowners throughout Sullivan, Orange, and Ulster counties, and recommends looking out for the following signs that your septic tank might need to be pumped.
- Pooling water around the drain field. Even if it doesn't seem to have a particularly foul odor at first, water rising to the surface in your lawn is the first sign that your septic tank is full.
- Foul odors, especially around the drain field or in the area around your septic tank, usually follows after the pooling water. Have your system checked promptly, because those fumes won't go away on their own.
- Your septic system handles all of the wastewater from your home, so when your tank is getting full all of the drains in your house might get slower and slower. If you haven't had your tank cleaned in a couple of years, you might need to call a septic services pro.
- Excessive liquid rising from your septic system will usually cause the grass around your septic tank to grow greener and more lush than the rest of your lawn. Some liquid rising is normal, but too much is usually a sign of blocked pipes.
When you need septic tank maintenance, trust the professionals at Dan's Sewer. Visit their website or call (845) 733-4040 today.