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Signs You Need Septic Tank Repair

Your septic tank is responsible for removing all that debris and waste that you flush down your toilet or wash down your sink. With proper maintenance and care, you will hardly notice your septic tank at all. When this piece of equipment needs repair, however, you need to act quickly to avoid waste buildup in your home or property. Here are signs you may need your septic tank repaired so you can avoid an unwanted mess later.

You don't remember the last time you flushed

Your septic tank should be flushed every 3 years to clean out any debris that has built up inside its walls and in its pipes. Flushing your septic tank helps it function as it should and prevents backing up. If you can't remember the last time this was done or you haven't had your septic tank flushed since you had it installed, call a septic tank specialist to inspect your unit and flush it out for you. This requires bringing a large truck onto your property where a hose is hooked up to your tank for removing everything inside, so you will want to prepare space on your property to allow for the large vehicle to arrive.

Seepage in your yard

If your septic tank is failing to move waste from your home or it has ample buildup, you will notice seepage or water drainage in your yard over time. You won't always notice an odor, but you may notice other signs that your septic tank isn't working and needs repair. These signs include: 

  • soft spots in your yard above the unit
  • visible water pools or seepage
  • overly lush grass above your unit

It's important that you call a septic tank repair specialist as soon as you notice any water damage in your yard, as this can be a sign that your tank has cracked and the debris will continue to spill onto your property.

Slow drains

Water draining slowly from your home's drains may be a sign that your septic tank is not filtering out waste as it should. If you notice all your drains moving at a slow rate, then call a septic tank repair specialist to see if your tank is in good repair. They can flush your tank for you and ensure that the pump is working as it should, and make replacements as needed.

For more information, contact Schlegelmilch Plumbing & Well Drilling or a similar company.