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Septic Tank PumpingWhen your septic tank is working properly, you don’t give it much thought. If you bought your house after the septic tank was installed, you may not even know where it is located. If you haven’t had your septic tank pumped in the last 3-5 years, or if you don’t know when it was last pumped, it is a good idea to have it inspected and pumped if needed. However, sometimes it is obvious that you have a serious problem on your hands and you need septic tank pumping right away.

Here are some of the signs you should call us at Lee Kirk & Sons Septic for septic tank pumping right now:

  1. You experience sewer backups (typically starting with the lowest drain in the house, like a laundry room or basement drain).
  2. You notice a persistent sewage odor inside or outside your home.
  3. There is an area of dramatic overgrowth in your yard around your septic system.
  4. You notice that multiple drains in your house are draining slowly.
  5. You experience pooling water in your yard when it hasn’t rained recently.

If you notice any of these signs, you should contact us for septic tank pumping right away. Not only can septic backups be gross, but they can also pose serious health risks to you and your loved ones. It is a good idea to have your septic system inspected each year. This also gives you the opportunity to build a relationship with our septic experts, so when you have a major problem, you know who to call right away.