How to Know You Need Septic Services

Posted on: June 25, 2019 in Septic

You rely on your septic system to treat and dispose of your household wastewater every day. Depending on how well you take care of it, a well-designed and expertly installed septic system can last for decades.

Septic system issues can be caused by everything from flushing solid materials like feminine hygiene products to failing to schedule a septic tank cleaning at least every two to three years. Many septic system problems can be prevented with routine maintenance and inspection.

Here are a few telltale signs that you need to have your septic tank serviced in order to prevent a major issue from arising.

Pooling Water

A properly working septic tank diverts wastewater underground. If water begins to surface in areas around your septic tank, it’s time to have the tank serviced immediately. Also, if the grass around the tank is particularly lush, it could be a sign that excess moisture is present.

Unpleasant Odors

The wastewater that filters through your septic tank includes water from the bathroom, kitchen, washing machine, and dishwasher. If your tank becomes too full, it could produce a foul-smelling odor. If you notice an unpleasant smell around or above your septic tank, it might need to be serviced.

Slow Drains

Unusually slow drains in the kitchen, toilet, and bathtub aren’t just annoying, they could be a sign that your septic tank is becoming too full. If you’ve attempted to clear slow drains with a plunger or unclogging product without success, you should reach out to a professional.

Sewage Backup

One of the biggest signs of a septic system problem is sewage that backs up into the basement, bathtub or sink. A sewage backup isn’t just a major inconvenience; attempting to clean up the mess yourself could be potentially harmful to your health, too. The moment you notice sewage backup, contact a professional as soon as possible.

Contact Us for Top-Quality Plumbing Service

With proper maintenance, your septic system should provide you with reliable service year after year. For dependable septic and plumbing service, contact the professionals at King’s Services in Headingley. We go the extra mile to get the job done with excellence, every time.