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A few weeks ago, my husband and I met with a general contractor. We talked with this professional about building an addition onto our small home. At this time, he informed us about a problem with our septic tank. We learned we would have to relocate a couple of septic lines before construction could begin on our home. Are you considering building an addition onto your house or business? Before you get too far along in this complex process, think about consulting with someone from a reputable septic service in your area. An expert from a septic service can inform you if your current septic tank will be large enough to accommodate the addition. On this blog, I hope you will discover the most common tasks performed by septic services. Enjoy!


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Signs That Your Septic Tank Needs To Be Pumped

Debra Chapman

When you have a septic tank system taking care of the wastewater leaving your home, it's important to know what to watch out for when your septic tank needs to be pumped. Although you should be on a septic tank pumping schedule every couple of years, there can come a time when your tank is full and needs to be cleaned out. There are a number of signs that indicate it is time to have your septic tank pumped, and ignoring the issues can lead to a septic tank system failure. If you are experiencing problems with the function of your drains, or you notice an odor, get your septic tank system inspected to see if it needs to be pumped.

You Notice Bright Green Grass

If you have an area on your lawn that is bright green grass, this is an indication that your septic system is not draining properly. The wastewater leaving your home is providing nutrients to the grass, and you can discover bright green patches of lawn above your leach field if leaks are occurring. 

There Are Puddles Without Rain

As your septic tank fills up, it is no longer able to manage the wastewater leaving your home. This can cause your leach field to accumulate puddles of wastewater that aren't able to drain away from your home. When there are puddles anywhere on your lawn and no clear source of water, it's time to take a closer look at your septic system.

Slow-Moving Drains Throughout Your Home

If one drain is having a problem in your home, this is likely due to a localized clog. A full septic tank is suspected when more than one drain is going slowly and you are having frequent trouble with your toilet flushing. If you notice bubbles when your toilet flushes or see that water is not draining like normal, this can be a full septic tank issue.

Your septic tank can become full before your routine septic tank pumping if your system has seen more use than normal. If you notice odors coming from your drains or problems with toilet flushing or if you have experienced wastewater backup in your home, it is necessary to have your septic tank serviced to ensure that it is functioning properly. Septic tank pumping is done to maintain your system and to keep wastewater from returning back into your home.

Contact a company like A Aaron Super Rooter to learn more.