Although having city water and sewers is very common for people who live in cities, a lot of people who live in rural areas have septic tanks. If you have a septic tank, one thing that you know is that eventually it will need to be pumped. But how do you know that the time has come? Below are three signs it’s time for a septic tank pumping.
One of the biggest signs that you need to have your tank pumped is that you are smelling something nasty. If you are smelling a foul, strong odor that’s coming from your tank’s area or your drains, chances are that you’re due for a pumping.
Marshy areas or pooling water around your septic tank also could mean that your tank is leaking. Look at your lawn around your drain field. When the tank is properly working, you shouldn’t see your wastewater. If you’re seeing it, there’s a problem. Another sign is lush, green grass around the tank.
Drains that are excessively slow in your sink, toilet and tub also could mean that your tank’s full. If you’ve used a plunger or other methods for cleaning your drain and it’s not working, it’s time to have a professional come in.
These are three possible signs that you are due for a septic tank pumping. Make sure that you are paying attention to them and scheduling one accordingly