Clogged Septic Tanks: It's Time To Clean Yours Out


If waste, toilet paper, and even water back up into your home, it's time to clean out your septic tank. Septic tanks are designed to hold large quantities of waste. However, too much waste can clog up your tank. Learn why you may need to clean out your septic tank before your regularly scheduled cleaning time.

Why Is Your Septic Tank Full?

Under normal circumstances, homeowners need to pump their septic tanks somewhere between 3 to 5 years. However, homeowners who use a lot of water in the home or generate a substantial amount of waste during the year should strive to clean out their septic tanks before the recommended times above. If your septic tank isn't cleaned when it becomes too full, it may cause you a lot of problems in the home later.

Some of the biggest issues with full septic tanks are plumbing backups. Everything that leaves your home travels to your septic tank. If your tank becomes too full, waste and dirty water will eventually build up in your plumbing system. The buildup will cause waste to spill out of your toilets, sinks, and even tubs. The pipes in your home may also burst from the pressure inside them.

If you think your tank is full, clean it today. 

What's the Best Method to Clean Your Tank?

As a homeowner, you may try to pump out your septic tank yourself. Although it's possible to do so, you want to have a septic cleaning company do it for you. Your septic tank contains pathogens that could potentially harm you. A company can take steps to clean your septic tank without compromising everyone's safety.

A company will first examine the leach field in your yard before they pump out your tank. If the contents of your tank spill over into the leach field, it can cause other issues for you. The field will also need to be cleaned and cared for during the visit.

After a company checks the leach field, they'll open up your septic tank and inspect it. The inspections help a company learn whether or not the tank is damaged or compromised by waste. If the tank is in good condition, a company will clean it. 

If the tank is in poor condition, a company may recommend you install a new septic tank in its place.

Find the septic services you need by contacting a septic company today. 


24 May 2023

Fast Facts and Deep Insights: Septic Edition

As you read the articles on this website, you will notice two things. First, they are all about septic services in some ways. Second, some go deep — and others are full of more surface-level facts. This is kind of like your septic system itself! The tank is buried deep, but the drain field is more superficial. You don't have to be an expert on septic systems, but as someone who owns one, you should at least know how to tell when something is wrong with yours so you can call for service. You'll get that level of understanding from this blog — and probably more!