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4 Key Signs Your Septic Tank Needs Cleaning

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Failure to properly dispose of products like diapers, feminine hygiene products, and other items that shouldn’t be flushed down the toilet or drain, can result in septic system failure. While some septic system issues can be fixed without the need for professional assistance, you could be in a better position if you take proper precaution.

If you’re experiencing any of the following issues, your septic tank likely needs servicing:

Sign #1: Terrible odor coming from the lawn

You might assume a smelly lawn is normal considering the amount of dirt and debris that gathers outside; however, that’s simply not the case. If you begin to notice a foul odor in the areas around your tank, it’s a sign of a blocked drain. To get rid of the smell and most importantly keep your tank safe, it needs to be pumped.

Sign #2: Pooling water around the septic tank

A properly working septic tank keeps wastewater below the ground. The reason your lawn begins to smell is because your tanks’ wastewater is coming above ground. Once the water reaches the surface, your tank needs to be serviced. Septic tank cleaning will solve the problem as your tank is backed up.

Sign #3: Slow sink drains, bathtub drains, and/or toilets

When the majority of your home’s drains are not correctly draining day in and out, this is a sign that your septic tank is full. You might have already tried a few liquid unclogging products, perhaps even used a snake to drain it. While it’s good to take these initial measures, to fully correct the issue, you should contact a professional before the problem gets worse.

Sign #4: The sewage is backed up

Once you’ve reached the point of a backed up sewage, it’s time to take action. A backed up sewage can be extremely messy and cleaning up the wreckage yourself is by no means fun! It’s actually important that you don’t attempt to clean the mess. This type of waste is extremely toxic to you and everyone in the household. Consult with a specialist immediately.

If You’re Experiencing These and Other Signs, Contact the Septic Tank Cleaning Experts Today

Brunson’s Pump Services in El Paso provides reliable septic tank pumping and cleaning year round. In order to keep your septic system in the best condition, consult with us today so we can fully examine your system. Remember — it’s critical that you avoid taking matters into your own hands as things can get messy! Give us a call today.


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