If you’re new to living in a home with a septic tank, you might not know when it’s time to have it emptied. Here are some signs that might help you decide when that time has come.
Pooling Water in Your Yard
While there will always be some pools of standing water after a heavy storm, you shouldn’t see any if you’ve had nothing but bright and sunny days recently. If you do see water pooling in your yard when it should be dry, your septic tank may be overflowing and needs to be pumped.
If a septic tank isn’t full and is functioning properly, you shouldn’t be smelling anything from it. On the other hand, an overflowing septic tank will stink up your backyard.
A slow drain can be caused by any number of things, including a full septic tank. If you have multiple sinks draining more slowly than usual or you have multiple clogs, try to think back to the last time you emptied your septic tank. If it’s been a while, it’s time to start Googling “septic tank pumping Clermont FL” to find someone who can empty it for you.
A Very Healthy Lawn
While you should be proud of a healthy green lawn, you should be suspicious if your lawn is healthier than normal in only a few key areas. The grey water and sewage that can leak from an overflowing septic tank can give you a healthy-looking lawn, but it really isn’t worth the pooling water, foul smells and backed-up drains that you can expect if you don’t have your septic tank serviced.
You Haven’t Pumped Your Septic Tank in Over a Year
Generally speaking, the average septic tank should be pumped every one to two years. If you’ve been noticing some or all of these signs and you know you haven’t had your septic tank emptied in over a year, it’s definitely time to have it pumped. Find a company that specializes in this service, and make the call sooner rather than later.