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Signs Your Septic Tank Needs Pumping

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Do you believe that your septic tank is showing signs that he needs to be pumped? A septic tank that needs to be pumped will show several different signs. It's up to you to identify these signs and then call in a professional to help you with that problem. If you're not sure what the signs are that your septic tank needs pumping, here is a rundown of everything you need to know.

Bad Odors

The smell emanating from your septic tank is often hard to miss when the tank is full. This is a clear indicator that you need to get your septic tank pumped as soon as possible. 

Many homeowners think that the smell will go away, but more often than not it doesn't. The smell indicates that the septic tank has reached its capacity and needs to be emptied. There is no other way around the odor than septic pumping.

Slow Drainage

A common indicator that your septic tank needs to be pumped is when your drains are not moving as fast as they should. When your septic system is backed up toilets will begin to drain a lot more slowly. Sink, shower, and bathtub drains also start draining more slowly than usual.

You can try using a plunger to clear these areas. However, if you notice that no matter how hard you try, the drains are not clearing, it's time to get professional help.

Drain Field Grass

When a septic tank needs pumping you may notice that the grass in the drain field looks a lot healthier and richer than the grass in other areas. The waste from the septic tank is likely nourishing and fertilizing the area around the drain field due to leakage.

This is why the grass appears a lot cleaner in this area. While healthy grass Is always something to celebrate, when the area around the drain field is a little too lush it's a cause for concern. Often when this happens you will also notice that water has started to pool around the drain field. Lush grass and standing water are sure signs that your septic tank is leaking.

Signs that you need septic pumping are not something that you should ignore. The issue needs to be fixed right away or things can get messy in your backyard and your home. The best course of action is to acknowledge that the tank needs pumping and call a professional to do the job as soon as possible.

For more information on septic pumping, contact a professional near you.