Septic problems are something that a lot of people don’t pay much attention to until it’s too late and there’s an expensive problem that septic services have to fix. But if you pay attention to the signs of a problem, you can catch it before it becomes too bad and requires an emergency call to septic services. Below are three signs that your septic tank needs pumping.
- Pooling Water
One sign that your septic needs to be pumped is water pooling. You want to look at the area around your drain field. This is one of the signs that your tank’s full. When your systems’ working the way that it should, the waste water will stay underground. But when the pipes are clogged, then the water comes to your drain field’s surface.
- Foul Odors
A second big sign that your tank needs to be pumped is you are smelling bad smells. The wastewater includes all of the water that’s being sent down your drain. This includes water from:
- Bathroom and kitchen sinks
- Clothes washer
Liquid and solid waste collects in your tank. As it fills up, there will be smells coming from it. if you go outside and you’re noticing stinky smells, particularly around the tank or drain field, it’s a good chance that you need it to be pumped.
- Slow Drains
When your home’s drains are slow, it could mean the tank needs pumping. If your sinks and tubs drain slowly, check the last time you had your tank pumped. It may be overdue.
These are three signs that you should call septic services to pump your tank. If you are noticing any of them, call someone right away to do it.