As a leader in the industry, Orlando Septic Services receives a lot of questions concerning septic tank pumping, installation, failing drain fields, sluggish drains, foul odors, and raw sewage backing up into their bathtub. As a full service septic service, we are happy to answer any questions you may have. 

One of frequently asked questions is, “What are the signs my septic tank needs to be pumped out?” 

It’s Time

Septic tank cleanoutNot exactly a sign, but a general rule. We list it first because it is important and can save you a lot of money and stress down the road. 

Your septic tank needs to be cleaned out every one to three years, depending on how many people are using it. Waiting too long can cause costly issues!

Slow Drains

If your drains have become slow or sluggish, it is a good indication your septic tank is full. This includes shower, tubs, sinks, washing machines, and toilets. Gurgling toilets are another indication. 

Foul Odors

When your septic tank fills up, the gasses, which cause that foul or rotten egg smell, have no where to go. These gasses start emanating from your drains, toilets, and outside near the drain field and septic tank. Not only are these smells disgusting, they are unhealthy.

Green Lush Grass Over The Drain Field 

If the lawn over the drain field is greener than the rest of the yard, indicates a problem. The grass near the septic tank and drain field should look the same as the rest of your landscape. Greener grass means it is probably getting waste liquid, which it is using as fertilizer.

Standing Water 

There are a number of places water can start to pool when a septic tank is full, but typically it is close to the drain field and tank itself. This can be a serious situation and needs immediate attention from a professional.

Like everything else, a septic system won’t last forever, but it should last 30 to 50 years with proper maintenance

The small price of pumping the tank can avoid the thousands of dollars on repairs, many of which could have been prevented. If you’re experiencing issues with your septic system, waiting usually makes the problems worse. Regular maintenance and inspections can prevent failures and save you a ton of money in replacement and repairs.

If you’re having a problem with your septic system, whether residential or commercial, don’t hesitate to contact Orlando Septic Services. We are here to help you with all your waste management needs!