Routine maintenance keeps your wastewater facilities running efficiently and saves you money in the long run. But how long has it been since your last septic service? If you’re not sure, check with your local Board of Health, and they should have a record of the last one. If EarthCare performed the service, we keep track and notify the appropriate parties as well. Based on your water consumption, we recommend having your system pumped every 1-2 years, and we can help you determine the ideal frequency for servicing your home.
Know the Signs
If it has been more than 2 years, you need to schedule your next pumping and be on the lookout for any indication of septic problems. You may hear gurgling sounds which mean water is not flowing cleanly down drains. Slow drains and toilets are also fairly common, and people tend to ignore this until the inconvenience gets extreme. Don’t wait on this. Go ahead and treat the problem now before it develops into something more serious and expensive to fix. Another sign is foul odors. Methane gas smells a lot like rotten eggs. If you catch a whiff of such an odor in your bathroom, kitchen or outside, call a professional immediately.
Outside you want to check the grounds for pooling, mushy areas or grass that looks greener than the rest. These indicate excess moisture where there may be sewage leaks from your septic system. All of these signs point to clogs in your wastewater facilities that likely initiated from a full septic tank.
Don’t wait for a sewage emergency to hit your home and leave you without a functioning bathroom or kitchen. Allow our experts to evaluate your residence and set up a service plan to keep your septic system running well. We can also do annual inspections to look for signs of unforeseen trouble. We guarantee this ends up being a sound financial decision and will save you a bunch of hassle as well. For more information on our preventative maintenance options, Contact Us or Request Service Now.