Most people do not know that their home’s septic tank should be pumped and cleaned every three to five years. Even three years is a long time for a septic system to operate without thinking about it, so having a septic tank inspection performed every one or two years isn’t a bad idea.
Regular septic tank inspection could save you from more costly repair bills and make sure that you don’t need pumping more often than you think. It can also alert you to things you may be introducing to the system that you shouldn’t. In addition, here are a few signs that you should call for an inspection right away:
- Odors – If you notice odors either inside your home or in the yard, you may have a leak, a full tank, or a drain field issue. Odors other than the usual temporary ones can mean that a backup is imminent.
- Soggy Ground – If you notice sogginess in your yard, particularly by the septic system, there could be a problem that needs attention as soon as possible. It doesn’t necessarily have to be producing odors.
- Slow Drains – Slow drains are another indication that either the tank is getting full or the system is not draining as it should because of problem somewhere in the pipes, tank, or drain field.
Here at Degler Waste Services, we excel at septic services, including septic tank inspections and the most thorough pumping and cleaning services in the area. If you have questions and want to know if you should have us check out your system, give us a call.