Nobody wants to talk about it, but it is a vital component of your home, the septic system. I can tell you first hand, if you forget about pumping out your septic tank, you will have an unpleasant mess on your hands. 

Look for these tell tale signs your septic tank needs to be pumped as soon as possible

Pooling water

Take a good look for any water pooling in your yard, especially if it hasn’t rained in a while. Look near the area of the drain field. If your septic tank is full, solid waste can clog the piping system in the drain field. This forces waste water to the surface causing puddles or greener and healthier grass. This is a clear indication your tank needs to be pumped. 

Slow drains 

Slow and clogged drains in your home can also indicate the tank may be full. Another indication is a gurgling or slow flushing toilet. 

Foul Odor

If you smell something that just isn’t right, it could be in your home coming from a drain or when you walk into the backyard, you may have a septic problem. It can be anything from a musty odor to a rotten egg smell or even raw sewage. Which ever it may be, the longer it is allowed to continue, the more it will cost to repair.

Wastewater backup

If your septic tank is full, the wastewater needs to go somewhere, that is usually the lowest drain in the house, the shower or bathtub. 

Overly healthy lawn 

The grass over the drain field and septic tank should look like the rest of grass in the yard. If the lawn appears overly lush or green near the septic system, it is an indication liquid is leaching out. 

If you notice your system has started to back up, the drains are slow, the toilets are making strange sounds and are slow to flush, you want to relieve pressure on the system by reducing water usage until the drain field dries out. Avoid doing the laundry or dishwasher during this time.

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