June 24, 2016 by

Signs That Your Septic System Requires a Pumping Service

Septic systems are highly susceptible to damage and even a total system failure if they are not well maintained. However, many homeowners are unclear on whether it is time to have their septic system pumped, or what the main indicators are. Fortunately, there are a few telltale signs that reveal when a septic tank needs to be drained by a professional contractor.

Do you reside in a home that is connected to a septic tank? Continue reading to find out what our experts at Roto-Rooter Plumbing & Drain Service have to say about the signs of a compromised septic tank.

Tips for Knowing When to Call a Contractor For a Septic System Service

The presence of wastewater

If you notice brown water backing up out of your shower drain, bathtub drain or water leaking at the base of your toilet, this is a serious problem that could affect your health if it is not managed right away. The cause of this is your septic tank has a buildup of solid waste. If this occurs, then you are probably long overdue for a septic system service. Hiring a trusted contractor to pump your septic tank should resolve this.

A foul smell

Another unpleasant sign that waste is building up in your septic tank is an odor coming out of one of the plumbing fixtures or in the area near or around the septic tank. If you notice a foul smell inside your home, this could be a sign that your septic tank is full. The best way to address the problem is to call a professional who can assess your system, and find out where the smell is coming from.

Slow draining

If your toilet is flushing slowly, or your shower or bathtub drains appear to be draining at a slower than normal rate, there is a strong possibility that your septic tank may need  to be pumped. Homeowners should be careful not to throw any large particles down their sinks or toilets; however, if a problem does occur, it can be remedied by a professional septic pumping service.

Water pooling around the tank

A clear sign of septic tank overflow is one or more pools of water surrounding the area where the septic tank is located. Alternatively, you may notice the grass around your septic tank growing at a much faster rate than the rest of your lawn due to excess water soaking into the ground.

Contact us to schedule a septic system service in Victorville, Apple Valley, or Hesperia.