If your home uses a septic tank, then you already know that you need to have it pumped regularly to keep your plumbing working as it’s supposed to. However, even if you stick to your usual pumping schedule there may still be times that you need to have your tank pumped in the interim. We at Lee Kirk & Sons Septic want to help you keep your system in good working order, so in this article, we’ll go over three signs that you are due for septic tank pumping.
1. Slow Draining or Flushing- If you notice that your sinks and tubs are draining more slowly than usual, or that your toilet is taking longer to flush, then chances are that you need septic tank pumping. These phenomena are usually caused by a tank that’s too full, leaving the drained water nowhere to go.
2. Foul Odor- Another indication that you should call our team at Lee Kirk & Sons Septic for septic tank pumping is a foul odor that lingers on your property, particularly near the tank. As your septic tank fills, odor-causing gases have less and less room, which can cause them to escape out of the tank and into the air—these gases can even enter your home through your toilets and drains. These gases are not only unpleasant but unhealthy, so if you notice any Sulphur-smelling or sewage odors we recommend calling a professional right away.
3. Lush, Green Lawn- Not all indications that you need septic tank pumping are obviously unpleasant. One of the more common signs, in fact, is a lawn that is unusually lush and green, particularly in the area over your drain field. This happens when your lawn gets extra “fertilizer” from overflowing waste liquid, so if your grass becomes much greener for no reason, you should call our team at Lee Kirk & Sons Septic to schedule a visit.