3 Big Signs You Need To Have Your Septic Tank Pumped


Do you suspect that your septic tank is getting too full? Are you worried about it becoming too full and causing problems in the near future? You can't always go strictly by time when it comes to determining when to have your septic tank emptied out. One household may fill up their tank in just two years while another household with the exact same tank might take five years to fill theirs. Because of this, it is essential that you know how to tell that your septic tank is starting to fill up. Some signs that you need to be aware of include the following:

Sluggish drains: Drains can start to run slowly for a number of reasons that are entirely unrelated to how full your septic tank is or is not at the moment. However, when multiple drains in different parts of your home all start to run slowly at the same time, then this can point to there being an issue with the septic tank itself. If it's been a while since your septic tank was cleaned out, now is a good time to schedule a septic tank pumping and inspection to see if that resolves the situation.

Too-healthy grass: When you're trying to get your lawn going, it can be all too easy to get excited about grass that is growing more quickly and easily than expected. Unfortunately, rather than this being a sign of a newly developing green thumb, this can point to there being an issue with your septic tank. If your entire lawn is green and lush, you're probably doing things right with your lawn. But if just a section near/above the tank is greener and fuller than the rest of the lawn, then that can point to sewage solids leaking from the tank or the septic line itself. Schedule a septic tank pumping to ensure that nothing is amiss.

Nearby trees/bushes: There are trees, bushes, and other plants that will cause little to no trouble if they are planted around your septic system. However, there are some that can wreak havoc even if planted some distance away. Bamboo, for instance, can send runner roots dozens or even hundreds of feet away to pop up in unexpected places. Willows are similar in their quest for large amounts of water. If your septic line and/or tank happens to be in the way of any of these roots, the roots may find weaknesses and start to infiltrate the system. Regular septic tank pumping and inspections will let you know if there is a problem developing or if you can allow things to remain as they are for now.


31 March 2020

Building Septic Tanks on New Properties: Tips, Facts and Ideas

Hello and welcome to my blog. My name is Heather, and a few years ago, my partner and I got a very cheap property up in the mountains practically in the middle of nowhere. I knew we had to build, but there were many elements that I overlooked. I never even considered the idea that we wouldn't be connected to a town sewer system for example. However, I learned quickly as we built our septic tank. Through the process, I also researched a lot of alternatives to ensure we got the perfect septic system for our needs. If you are building on a new property and you don't have the option of sewer, this blog has everything you need to know about septic systems. I truly love to help others, and I hope these posts help you.