When is it time to pump your septic tank? The standard logic is every three to five years, depending on the size of your tank and how much you use it. But if there are extenuating circumstances that cause your tank to fill early, or if you simply lose track of how long it’s been in service, then look for the telltale signs that it’s time for septic tank pumping. If you choose to ignore the clues, a tank that breaks from being overfull will cost you much more than the price of pumping.
If you find pooling water around your property, then it may be time for septic tank pumping. Water collecting without explanation could be rising up from the drain field where the treated water’s being pushed through too quickly by an overfull tank. However, even before the pools of fluids begin to gather, there may be (though not necessarily) an odor appearing from the semi-treated waste.
Slow drains are another sign that you need septic tank pumping. If the tank is overfull, the water and waste have a harder time getting to where they’re supposed to go. This can also lead to some very ineffective, prolonged plunger battles that cannot be won.
Finally, is your lawn looking better than ever? Human waste may be its secret fertilizer. We at Lee Kirk & Sons Septic can help you sort out if that’s the problem or not. If it is, we’ll take care of it for you. We operate in Florida’s Lakeland County and surrounding areas. We’re open seven days a week and have been servicing septic systems since 1959.