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.


2 Major Benefits of Scheduling Regular Septic Pumping Services

Septic pumping involves removing excess floating waste and water from your septic tank. For instance, if you have a large household, your septic system may not be able to treat and dispose of the amount of waste produced effectively. As a result, your septic tank will have an excess accumulation of human waste, sludge, and water awaiting treatment and disposal into the drain field. 

However, excess accumulation in the septic tank often causes issues such as:

  • Septic system clogs
  • Wastewater backups 
  • Damage to your septic tank

As a result, it is not advisable to wait until you encounter such issues to call a septic pumping service. Instead, it is better to have your septic tank pumped regularly depending on how much wastewater your household produces. 

So, here are two benefits of regular septic tank pumping. 

1. Avoid Backups

When your septic tank holds too much wastewater at any given time, the solid waste in the septic tank floats above the wastewater. However, floating solid waste often blocks the drain pipe that delivers wastewater from your home to the septic tank. As a result, fresh sewage from your house can't enter the septic tank due to the clogged drain pipe. 

Hence, the extra wastewater produced in your house will start accumulating in the main drain pipe. But eventually, the drain pipe will fill up with sewage and cause wastewater to back up into your home. As a result, you might encounter an overflowing toilet, flooded shower cubicles, or bathtubs. 

Hence, to avoid such a scenario, it is advisable to schedule regular septic pumping services to remove excess floating waste and wastewater from the septic tank. By eliminating excess solid waste and wastewater, septic pumps help you prevent the possibility of your septic system from backing up.

2. Avoid Unnecessary Septic System Repairs

Besides causing septic backups, excess solid waste and water in the septic tank can cause damage to your septic system. For example, if the solid waste blocks the pipes that lead wastewater from the septic tank to the drain field. 

When such a scenario occurs, your septic tank might incur damage due to excess wastewater accumulation. Remember, a septic tank is airtight. Thus, if the wastewater can't flow to the drain field, it will accumulate in the septic tank and eventually cause it to burst or crack open due to pressure. In such a scenario, you will incur the costs of replacing or repairing your septic tank. 

But if you schedule regular septic pumping services, you can prevent your septic tank from incurring damage caused by an over-accumulation of solid waste and wastewater. Hence, regular septic pumping can help you avoid unnecessary expenses such as repairing or prematurely replacing your septic tank.