Owning a septic tank comes with a certain amount of responsibility. A malfunctioning system is not only a danger to your home and family, but it could potentially leak toxic materials into the surrounding groundwater. It is essential to have a reputable company in mind to call in the event of a septic emergency. Always look out for these signs that you may need a new septic system.
Pooling water anywhere on your property is a sign of a major problem. Once you have spotted standing water and eliminated any other valid reason for it, it could be that you have an overflowing tank. This is considered a septic emergency, so call a septic system company right away. If your current tank is no longer holding waste properly, it may be time to replace it.
If you notice a foul odor similar to that of a rotten egg in your home or around your drain field, you most likely have a septic tank problem. When a tank is overflowing, leaking, or just not functioning properly, it may be time for a new one.
A septic backup can be extremely frustrating. The fluid and waste material present in a septic backup is extremely toxic and needs to be cleaned and sanitized by professionals. This, along with any necessary repairs, can carry a pretty hefty price tag. A properly functioning septic tank should not be backing up. If this is not the first time it’s happened, it’s most likely time for a new septic system.
If you have noticed any of these signs, contact Affordable Pumping Services right away. Our experienced professionals will be able to determine if it is time for a new septic system or just a repair.