You don’t want to wait until you have a septic emergency on your hands to call in the professionals. Pay attention to these signs that you need help from a Mims septic company so you can avoid a messy disaster.
When you have a septic system, it tends to be mostly out of sight and out of mind. If everything is working as it should, you probably have no reason to suspect you need septic maintenance.
You should pay attention to it, however, so that you can spot potential problems before they turn into septic emergencies. Our team of septic professionals at Acme put a list together of the most common reasons you need to speed-dial a Mims septic company.
Even though all of your household waste goes into your septic tank, it should not have an offending odor. If you’re in your yard and you notice a foul smell, it could mean a variety of things, all of which necessitate a call to our Mims septic company.
Leak – If there is a leak in your septic tank or drain field, it could let odors come to the surface. If you catch a leak when it’s small, a minor repair could keep it from getting worse.
Unbalanced pH – If the bacterial balance is off, your waste will not break down properly. Naturally occurring bacteria should break down the waste and handle the odors. Using additives can throw the pH off and could cause your bacteria to lose its effectiveness.
Full tank – If your tank is full, waste can back up into your yard. This is why it’s important to stay on a regular cleaning schedule with your Mims septic company.
If you notice your sinks are draining slower than usual or you need to flush the toilet two or three times, you should call a Mims septic company to have a look. Slow drains can be a sign that your septic tank is getting full and there’s nowhere for the wastewater to go.
When you notice water standing above your septic tank or drain field area, it’s a sign that there may be a leak in your system. Your wastewater should stay in the septic tank until it is filtered through the drain field where it percolates through the ground and up to the surface. It should not create a large puddle though.
Next time you’re in your yard, put your ear to the ground. Not literally, but close your eyes and listen for a few seconds. Do you hear gurgling sounds? That’s not good. Unusual noises coming from your septic system can mean that there’s a leak or a clog. Calling a Mims septic company like Acme to check out your system is a wise decision.
It’s Maintenance Time
If you’re not already set up on a maintenance schedule, you need to contact us. The Environmental Protection Agency recommends that you have your septic system pumped every three to five years. It is our experience that your schedule can vary based on the size of your septic tank, the amount of water your house uses, and the number of people living in your home.
Our septic system team can recommend a maintenance schedule that will keep your system running smoothly for decades. If you have seen, heard, or smelled any of the signs on this list, contact us today. We are happy to take a look (listen, sniff) at your system and tell you what repairs, if any, are needed.