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4 Ways To Tell If You Need Septic Pumping

Septic pumping is one of the most essential parts of keeping your septic system running smoothly. Did you know there are signs that can indicate when you are due for this service? Here are four ways to tell if you need Heathrow septic tank pumping.

#1: Unpleasant Odors Around Your Septic Tank 

Unpleasant odors coming from your septic tank or septic drain field can indicate problems such as:

  • Clogs
  • Damage
  • Drainage issues

Without routine septic pumping, the solid and liquid waste in your septic system can accumulate and overwhelm your septic system. When this happens, the contents of your septic system may cause clogs and eventually damage your tank or drain field

Whether you know it’s time for a pump-out or don’t have any clue when your last septic tank cleaning was, don’t wait to schedule an appointment! We can help set you back on track. 

#2: The Pipes And Drains In Your Home Are Not Operating As Well

Septic tank problems can affect the plumbing networks and drains in your home in a few ways. It may be an indication that you’re due for a Heathrow septic tank pumping if you see these signs:

  • Gurgling sounds in your pipes
  • Slow drains
  • Sewage that backs up into your toilet, showers, or other drains in your home

#3: There Is Standing Water In Your Yard

Clogged septic tanks may create large amounts of wastewater that is pushed to the surface of the ground. Clogs can lead to puddles of smelly, swampy water over your drain field or near your septic tank.

This excess water can result in other problems, such as:

  • Killing your grass
  • Damaging other parts of your home or property
  • Public health risks
  • High-cost repair fees 

#4: Unusually Green Grass In Your Yard Heathrow septic tank pumping

When your septic tank is regularly serviced, it is cleared of buildup and clogs that can cause your septic tank to overflow. These clogs then create excess moisture near your septic tank or drain field.

If you notice that your grass is greener and has become more lush around your septic tank cover or your drain field, chances are that excess moisture and nutrients are being delivered to your yard. If you haven’t used lawn fertilizer in a while, you might consider that the appearance of a beautiful, green area of grass is the result of septic overflow, clogs, or damage.

How Often Should Septic Tanks Be Pumped?

The EPA recommends that septic tanks be pumped once every 3-5 years and inspected once every 1-3 years. 

Scheduling regular pump outs and inspections are two of the smartest and easiest ways to avoid septic problems. 

If you’re looking to simplify your Heathrow septic tank pumping appointments even more, consider installing septic tank risers. These additions to your septic tank simplify your pump-out appointments by:

  • Providing greater ease of access 
  • Potentially reducing the cost of labor
  • Reducing the risk of physical injury
  • Eliminating the necessity of digging up your lawn

If you’re unfamiliar with septic risers, consider learning more about how they can improve your experience as a septic owner. 

Need Help Remembering When You Are Due For An Appointment?

It’s easy to get lost in a sea of events, and other appointments that take place in your daily life, and septic care can sometimes feel like one more thing to add to that seemingly never-ending list.

To help our customers remember these vital service appointments, Acme now offers automated appointment reminders via email or text message so that you never miss out on your pump-out service.  

It’s A Sign! Call Acme

If you’ve noticed unusually green grass over your drain field, foul odors, or something else from this list, your septic system may be trying to tell you something.   

Contact us today for your Heathrow septic tank pumping service! 

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