Septic systems are common in rural homes that are not connected to municipal sewers. When taken care of properly, these systems provide a very efficient way to take care of both waste water and solid waste. If you are the owner of a home with a septic system, it is important to know the symptoms of a septic tank that needs to be pumped by a professional septic services company. Some of the most common signs that your septic tank needs to be pumped include:
Puddles of Water
If you notice puddles of water around your yard despite the absence of rain, your septic system may be in desperate need of pumping. It is especially common for puddles of water to begin to appear in your septic system's drain field when the tank is too full. This happens when solid waste levels get too high and begin to clog the drains, which pushes waste water up through the drain field. If you have children or pets, keep them away from this water, as it is untreated liquid waste.
Bad Smells Around Your Yard
Solid waste inside a septic tank typically becomes a sludge that settles towards the bottom and raises the level of the liquid waste. Both liquid and solid waste inside a septic tank tends to have a very foul smell. As the waste level gets too high and the tank becomes full, the presence of waste water just under the surface of the ground can result in a very bad smell. The smell may be strongest directly above the tank itself, as well as in the drain field. If you notice a persistent stinky smell in your yard, it is a good idea to have a professional inspect your septic tank and make arrangements to have it pumped.
Problems with Drains
Slow drains can be a hassle, but if your home has a septic system they may also be a sign that your septic tank is too full and needs to be pumped right away. Drains begin to slow because the water has no where to go since the waste levels in the septic tank are so high. Never ignore slow drains when you have a septic system, as they are a major sign that your system can fail if it is not serviced and pumped promptly.
Failure to notice other signs of a septic tank that is too full, or ignoring the problem and not getting the tank pump can result in waste backing up through the toilets and drains in your home. Having a waste backup in your home is a definite sign that your septic tank needs to be pumped, and you may also have to spend some extra money to have the waste cleaned up. Contact a business, such as Dixie Drainfields Inc, if you need help with your septic system.Share
5 February 2016
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