How to Know When You Should Call for Septic Maintenance & Pumping

You can trust us when we say that there is nothing more frustrating than having to deal with a septic tank problem! Septic tanks can often be overlooked or forgotten about since they are underground and usually out of sight, but there are some specific indications that will warn you to be proactive and call for help! 

Drain Blockage

If your bathtub, sinks, or toilets are taking a long time to drain, your septic tank may be blocked. This can be caused by flushing or draining bulky or unsafe objects or maybe tree roots blocking the sewage lines. Septic blockage typically requires a pumping service to get your drains back to normal! 

Foul Smell

This is perhaps the more obvious and unmistakable sign that you need septic maintenance. These odor-causing gasses might come from your toilets inside or your outside area near your septic tank when it fills up. This indication is not only annoying, but it can also be harmful to you and your family.

Water Pools

No, we’re not talking about your fun, backyard pool. If you start to see water pools, soggy patches of grass, or areas of off-green color grass around your septic tank, this could be a sign of a leak. If it goes unnoticed it could cause problems for your soil and grass in the surrounding areas down the road! 

Gurgling noise 

Do your pipes produce a weird gurgling sound when you flush the toilet or turn on the water? This might indicate that your septic tank is full and needs to be pumped, or that there are other issues.

It’s been a few years since your last septic service

A good rule of thumb is to have your septic tank (depending on the size or how many people live in your house) pumped at least every 3-5 years. 

If you are ever having septic tank issues, all you have to do is simply call us here at Acuantia and we’ll come out and fix the issue! 

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