No More Stinky Septic Problems

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No More Stinky Septic Problems

When I moved into my new house, I assumed that the residence used a city sewage system like the four houses I lived in previously. The homeowner did not tell me about the septic tank and I did not think to ask. Not only was I not informed of the septic system, but I was not told that the tank had not been cleaned in six years. I started to smell a foul odor from my toilet soon after I moved in and there seemed to be a disgusting discharge building on my lawn. I knew that I had a serious problem when raw sewage started to come back up through my toilet. After an investigation by a plumber and an emergency septic service call, my septic tank was emptied and repaired. I now know that septic care is extremely important and I want you to know this too.


Is It Time To Pump Your Septic Tank? Here's How To Tell

Your septic tank is an important part of your home. However, in order to keep it functioning properly and doing its job for your home, it needs regular maintenance from septic tank professionals. This includes regular pumping. While the best thing to do is to get your system set up on a regular pumping schedule, based on advice from servicing pros, you can also make yourself aware of the signs that it is time to get your septic tank pumped. That way, you won't put yourself at risk of serious septic tank problems.

Puddles or "Ponds" in Your Yard

If you notice a puddle on your lawn, you may think it's just because of recent heavy rain. And, while that sometimes may be the case, sometimes a puddle or a small "pond" in your yard, especially if it's near your septic system, can indicate something much more serious.

When your septic system has become full and/or clogged, it can start to allow the water and waste build-up inside to seep out, which can lead to some awfully smelly "ponds" on your property!

If this happens, definitely don't ignore it. Seek help from a septic tank professional before the problem gets worse.

Sour Smells

When they're functioning properly, septic tanks do not emit any kind of smell. All the odors from the waste inside are contained inside of the septic system.

Thus, if you notice a foul stench coming from the area near your septic tank, something is definitely wrong! A smelly septic tank is likely an overly full one, one that could "give way" if you don't get help!

Ignoring the problem and not getting your tank pumped quickly will only make the odor worse and could cause other problems, so be sure to take action quickly if you (or your nose!) notices this problem.

An Inside Slow-Down

Believe it or not, not all of the indicators of a needs-to-be-pumped septic system happen outside of your home. Issues can make themselves known inside as well.

Thus, if you happen to notice that your drains aren't draining as well or as quickly as usual or that your toilets aren't flushing, are backing up, or are flushing extra slowly, then it is probably time for some pumping action to take place!

As you can see, your septic system will generally let you know when it needs to be pumped. You just have to know what to look for and then take action accordingly. Contact Ace Sanitation Service for more.