4 Instances When You Should Consider Septic Tank Pumping Services

Many people are not aware of the importance of septic tank pumping. They often think that their septic tank is fully functional and does not need any attention. However, this is not true. Without proper maintenance, your septic system can get clogged and cause serious damage to your property.

Here are four instances when your cesspit may require septic tank pumping.

When You Have a Blockage 

If your septic tank has a blockage, this can cause major issues with your plumbing and should be taken care of as soon as possible. Blockages can happen for a variety of reasons, but one of the most common causes is tree roots entering through cracks in your pipes or other openings. These roots can block pipes and prevent waste from flowing freely through your system. This leads to backups in toilets, sinks, and drains throughout your home.

When You Want to Increase the Lifespan of Your Septic Tank

There are many benefits associated with septic tank pumping most notably the longevity of the system itself. As mentioned previously, if there is an obstruction in the drainage pipe leading from your house then this will cause backups within your home which can ultimately lead to costly repairs down the line or even worse — health concerns due to improperly treated sewage backup into your home.

When the Septic Tank Is Full

A properly functioning septic system will use bacteria to break down waste and turn it into liquid so that it can be released into the soil through leach lines. This process is usually referred to as "bio-degradation." When the septic tank becomes full, the bio-degradation process can't function effectively. As a result, wastewater will overflow out of the leach lines and into the ground around your home, contaminating groundwater and potentially creating a public health hazard for those who live nearby.

When There's Backup in Toilets or Drains

If you notice backup in toilets or drains around your home, this can be an indication that there's too much liquid in your septic tank for it to handle on its own. If there's too much liquid in your tank because of heavy rains or overloading from excessive water usage, then this could lead to backups in your toilet or drain lines, which would require pumping services to clear out excess wastewater from these areas. Your home sanitary system requires proper maintenance all the time. Sometimes, it may require you to pump it especially when you experience backup, blockage, or it's full.

Contact a septic company to schedule pumping services.