Don’t Ignore The Warning Signs That Your Septic System Needs Pumping!

June 22nd, 2012 BY No Comments

No one wants to pay a lot of money to have their septic tank repaired or replaced. It can easily end up being something you ignore. If you have a couple of serious clogs or backed up toilets, you can simply pour some chemicals down the drain and hope for the best, right? NO! This was the way we thought about our home in Long Valley, NJ and we almost had to get our septic tank replaced! I ignored the warning signs for so long that it ended up causing major problems. One lesson that I learned was it is much better to spend a couple hundred dollars on septic pumping service than to spend thousands of dollar on a new septic tank. Septic pumping service is a procedure where they open up the septic tank cover and pump out all the water and unbroken down waste from your septic system. It can save years of wear and tear on your septic tank and help keep everything running smoothly. Professionals recommend that you have your septic tank pumped every 1 to 2 years depending of the age of the system and total usage. You may need to call in professionals for septic pumping even more often if you’re having problems. Here are some of the warning signs that you may be in need of septic pumping service

  1. Bad clogs or back-ups. Sometimes a clog is easily fixed with a plunger or a snake. If this isn’t the case for you and the clog gets worse or won’t go away you need to call in someone for professional drain cleaning or septic pumping service.
  2. Bad smells in and around the drains. If you detect an odor from your toilets or drains like raw sewage or rotten eggs you may have a big problem. This is methane gas and it means your waste isn’t being broken down in the septic system. Septic pumping service may fix this.
  3. It has been years since your last septic pumping service. Even if everything in the tank is running smoothly you should have your septic tank pumped every 1 to 2 years. This will keep your septic tank in great shape and keep you ahead of any issues before they get worse!

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