It’s springtime in Titusville! Along with your other spring cleaning activities, you may be looking into septic system care. Acme Environmental Services is the Titusville septic company here to answer any questions you may have about a septic system upgrade.
What Are Some Signs That I May Need To Replace My Septic System?
Routine cleaning for your septic system is recommended at least once every 3-5 years to keep it working at its best. This keeps the tank and pipes free of clogs and any other matter that could cause damage to your system. However, at some point in time, you may need an entire replacement of your septic system. Let’s look at some signs that this may be the case for you.
#1. Lush, Green Grass
Every lawn owner dreams of waking up one day and realizing that they have a beautiful, lush green yard with no extra effort on their part! Unfortunately, when this comes to septic care, it often means that your system could be malfunctioning. Exceptionally green grass over your drainfield could be a sign of a clog that is forcing the effluent from your drainfield and up into your lawn. If you notice the grass over your drainfield is particularly lush, you should contact one of our professionals at Acme as soon as possible.
#2. Your System Frequently Needs Repairs
If you need to repair your septic system more and more often, this could be another reason to consider a septic system upgrade. It is recommended that septic systems are inspected at least every three years. Inspection allows a professional to examine the components of your septic system and identify any possible damage that needs to be repaired. This can also indicate whether or not you may need a new septic system.
#3. Standing Water
Standing water in your yard could be a sign of septic system failure. If the waste in your septic tank has been building up for a while, it eventually has nowhere else to go and will rise to the surface of your yard. This water will be distinguishable from rainwater because it will also have an unpleasant smell. If you notice this water over the location of your septic tank or drainfield, this should be your signal to contact your Titusville septic company for an upgrade.
#4. Foul Odors
A clogged or damaged septic system will also emit some pretty nasty odors. This is because the waste is no longer contained within the system and is being released into the environment. A stinky septic system can be a frustrating problem, and upset your neighbors as well.
What Are Some Reasons That Septic Systems Need To Be Replaced?
A well-maintained septic system can last for over 20 years. However, this depends upon proper use and servicing. Nothing but toilet paper and human waste should be flushed down your toilet. Septic systems can also incur damages from environmental factors, such as flooding. Just like any other material, septic systems have a natural lifespan. Your friends at Acme want to make sure you get as many years from your septic system as possible.
What About Septic Upgrades Not Related To Damages or Worn-Out Septic Systems?
Sometimes, home and business owners simply want to upgrade their system because there is something available that better serves their septic needs. Perhaps you would like a larger septic system for your home because you’re adding a bathroom, or you need a larger septic tank for your expanding business.
There are several options available if you’re in the market for a septic system upgrade. Alternative septic systems can be helpful for locations that have a lot of wooded area or that don’t have a lot of space for a drainfield. One option to consider in these locations is called an ATU or “aerobic treatment unit.” Our team members are able to help you decide what kind of system is best for your property, and we will handle all of your Titusville septic service needs for the future as well.
What Is The Cost Of A Septic Upgrade?
The cost of your upgrade depends on the type of system you choose as well as the location where it is installed. We have a free price estimator on our website that will help you get a better idea of the expenses involved in your project.
Contact Acme Today!
Acme is the Titusville septic service team for you this spring and year-round. Contact us for any of your septic needs today!