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.


Bought A Property With A Septic System? Here Is When To Seek Septic Pumping Services

Your septic tank deserves attention, like anything else in your home. When should you pump your septic tank? And what is a better way to do this than to schedule pumping regularly? But how regularly should you call a specialist for septic pumping? This article will help answer your questions.

1. Don't Wait for Warning Signs to Pump Your Septic Tank

Putting off septic pumping until something is amiss can be one costly mistake you do not want to make as a homeowner. Instead of scheduling septic pumping only when issues arise, you can be proactive and have a routine septic inspection and pumping. This will go a long way in saving you money, making your home clean and healthy, and prolonging your tank's life.

2. Every Few Years

You need to seek septic pumping every 3 to 5 years to keep risks of overflow and backup at bay. Nonetheless, you may need septic pumping more often, depending on these factors.

  • The Household Size
    • A large household means more people are using the drains and toilets than in a small home. More bathroom visits generate more waste, which leads to faster septic fill-up. That is to say that if you have a large family or you frequently receive guests, you may have to seek septic pumping services quite regularly.  
  • The Septic Tank Size
    • Generally, the smaller a septic tank is, the faster it will fill up. If you have a small septic tank, you may need septic pumping more often than if you had a larger one. Do you know the size of your septic tank? If not, a septic pumping expert can help. They can measure the size of your tank, assess your home, and advise you how regularly you should hire pumping services.

3. After Flushing Prohibited Things

What you pour down your drains can accelerate the rate at which your septic tank fills up. Refrain from throwing non-flushable things in your toilet. Flushing anything else besides toilet paper and excrement is an invitation for septic troubles such as backup. A backup is the last thing you want. It will cost you money to address, not to mention it can expose your family and pets to diseases. If you suspect your septic system will develop problems due to the things you flush down the drain, it is best to seek septic pumping right away.

You are now informed about how regularly you should empty your septic tank. Is your septic tank due for pumping? If so, be sure to contact the leading septic system near you for septic tank inspection and pumping.