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How to Tell When Your Septic Tank Needs Emptying
If you are a homeowner, chances are your septic tank is one of the most important parts of your home. It is also something that you don’t want to think about too often.

But even if it is not on your mind, there are certain warning signs that may indicate a problem with your septic tank and if it needs emptying sooner than later.

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If you are not sure how to tell when your septic tank needs emptying, don’t worry! There are a few common signs that you can identify easily from your home. You just need to know what to look for.

What Are the Signs That Your Septic Tank Is Full
Your septic tank is a vital component of your home, and it needs to be checked regularly for any signs that it may need emptying.

If you notice these tell-tale signs, then chances are good that your septic system is in need of attention. It is not always as obvious as an overflowing septic tank! Here are some of the most common warning signs that you have a full septic tank:

Your Drains Are Taking Forever
When you flush the toilet, is it taking longer than usual for your drains to move (slow drains)? Or do you have difficulty flushing? If this is consistent with all of your toilets and sinks in your house, not just one toilet, then it is likely more than just a clog.

Sluggish drains are one of the earlier indicators of a septic issue. Try using a septic-friendly drain cleaner. If that does not change anything and you notice everything is still draining slowly, chances are your septic tank is full. Give us a call.

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Standing Water Over Your Septic Tank
Is there water pooled up over your septic tank? Pooling water is a telltale sign that your septic tank needs to be pumped. The excess water has nowhere else to go, so it pools in your yard.

A similar problem to look out for is the health of your lawn. If water is pooling out of your septic tank, you might notice the grass over your septic tank looks especially healthy. Perhaps you’ve noticed excess weeds or flowers growing out from the area. This is because of the extra water and nutrients feeding your lawn in this spot. This can happen prior to the water pooling.


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