You likely already know that you should have your septic tank cleaned and pumped every three to five years depending on your family size, tank size, and other factors. In addition to that, you should call every year or two to have it inspected to be sure it is operating properly and efficiently. This is your best defense against costly septic tank repair because issues can be caught earlier and usually repaired more affordably than if they become bigger problems. In addition to a regular inspection, keep a close watch for signs that there is a problem. Most things that can go wrong will exhibit one or more symptoms to warn you something is amiss.
If you are experiencing slow drains, it might not be just a blockage or buildup in the pipes. It can be a sign that the tank is getting full or there is a drainage issue in the tank or drain field. Difficulty flushing the toilets is another indicator of a problem that may require septic tank repair.
If you notice the area of your yard where the drain field is located is soggy and doesn’t drain well after a rain, there could be a problem with either the drain field or the septic tank. You might also notice odors, which can indicate a drainage issue or leak in the septic tank. You could also notice odors inside the home that are out of the ordinary.
If you suspect you need septic tank repair or want peace of mind by having your system checked out, give us a call at Marion Pumper. We offer a wide variety of septic services, including septic tank repair, installation, and maintenance. We also service drain fields and grease traps.