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Signs That it is Time for Septic Tank Pumping

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Your septic tank is an important part of your septic system and home as a whole. It is very important to keep up on maintenance, inspections, and septic tank pumping. It can sometimes be difficult to know when you need to have your septic tank pumping done. Read the signs below to help you better know when to having your septic tank pumping done.

Signs That it is Time for Septic Tank Pumping

  •  Foul Smell – You should never be able to smell sewage inside or outside of your home. If you are noticing a bad smell coming from your toilets, drains, or outside around your septic system, then it is likely that your septic tank is full or almost full, and the odors are leaking out of the system.
  • Slow drainage/flushing – If your toilets are flushing slowly or your bathtub and sinks are draining slowly, then it may be time for a septic tank pumping. It is important to have your septic system inspected and pumped as soon as you notice these issues to prevent more costly repairs.
  • Pooling Water – If it has not recently rained and you have water pooling in areas of your yard, then it is likely that you have a full septic tank or another septic problem. The most likely places to have pooling water are over and around your septic tank and drain field.

If you have noticed one or more of these signs, then it is imperative that you have your septic system inspected and pumped as soon as possible. Not acting quickly can lead to worse issues like sewage backing up into your home. Give us a call today at Lee Kirk & Sons Septic to have your septic tank pumping completed.