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How to Tell if Your Septic Tank Needs Pumping

Unless your home is connected to a sewer system, you most likely use a septic tank to deal with household wastewater.  For around 20% of homes that have installed a septic tank, ensuring the tank functions efficiently is crucial for its longevity. 

As a rule of thumb, you should pump your septic tank every 3 to 5 years to keep it from clogging up and flooding.  If you notice any of the following signs, it may be time to consider servicing your septic pump. 

Is the Septic Tank Clogging Drains?

Have you been dealing with clogged drains regularly?  As all the drains in your home connect to the septic tank, a blocked or full septic tank could result in blocked drains.  You may notice that the drains in your showers, sinks, and even the toilet drain water very slowly.  In a worst-case scenario, the water may pool on top of the drain.

If your drains keep getting clogged, it may be time to invest in Texas septic solutions

Can You Hear Gurgling Noises?

If your septic tank is due for pumping, you may notice gurgling noises coming from your toilets, sinks, and bathroom drains.  While gurgling sounds can be caused by various plumbing issues, they could be due to a clogged septic tank struggling to accept more waste.  You may have to reach out to a professional for septic pumping if your toilets and drains regularly make gurgling noises. 

Can You Smell Unpleasant Odors?

The wastewater in your septic tank mainly contains human wastes and wastewater from your house (which doesn’t smell great).  If the tank is clogged or full, you may notice a foul odor coming from your drains or at the drain field near the septic tank.  Given the contents of your septic tank, the smell will be unpleasant and very noticeable.

A broken septic tank pump could be the reason for this problem – especially if the cause of the odor is a clogged tank.

Are Pests and Insects Present?

If your septic tank is clogged and leaking wastewater into the ground, it could attract pests into your home.  If you notice an influx of pests in and around your home, you may have a clogged septic tank.  Reach out to a Texas septic solutions company ASAP, as this could pose a danger to your family’s health. 

Green Patches in Your Lawn?

Has a part of your lawn suddenly bloomed lush and bright green even in dry weather?  The grass may be gorging itself on organic material that’s leaking out of your septic tank.  You may also notice damp spots on the ground near the septic tank or drain field if you are due for a new septic tank pump.

Contact Paramount Wastewater Solutions LLC

A clogged septic tank can pollute the environment and put your family’s health at risk, and is often caused by a broken septic pump.  Paramount Wastewater Solutions can help.  We provide a wide array of wastewater solutions and pride ourselves in putting the clients’ needs first while maintaining ethical integrity.

Contact us today at (254)-791-0303 to schedule an inspection. 

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