Septic tanks are out of site and out of mind for the most part. But neglecting to maintain your tank with routine pumping can cause serious damage to your sewer system and cost you unnecessary money. NoCo Septic know the best way to pump and maintain your septic tank that is both affordable and efficient.
What is septic tank pumping?
Wastewater that is collected into your septic tank is divided into three parts: solid waste that sinks to the bottom, water that sits in the middle level, and fats and oils that float to the top. Eventually, the top and bottom layers of waste need to be pumped in order to keep your septic tank working properly.
Signs You Need Your Septic Tank Pumped
There are a few reasons why it may be time to get your septic tank pumped. Here are a few signs to look out for:
- It’s time for maintenance – while it may be easy to put off, getting your septic tank routinely pumped will help you avoid future emergencies. If you aren’t sure how often you should pump your septic tank, then contact our team for help.
- Slow draining or flushing – are you noticing it is taking longer to drain or flush your toilets than usual? This is a tell-tale sign that you are due for a pumping.
- Unusually lush grass – if the grass above your septic tank is noticeably greener than the rest of the lawn, this is a good indication that waste liquid is fertilizing it and you need a pumping.
- Foul odor – putting off a septic tank pumping means that odor gases lose space in the tank and will begin to become noticeable near open drains.
- Pooling water – if your septic tank is too full, water will begin to flow out of it and form puddles around your property.
- Sewage backup – possibly the worst and most apparent wake up sign is a sewage backup on your property.
Why Septic Tank Pumping is Important
Septic tank pumping is not only important for your system, but it also is important in preventing serious health hazards. Similar to drain cleaners, there are a variety of chemical solutions that claim to substitute pumping. While these DIY methods may be tempting, they are also dangerous and cause more harm to your tank.
NoCo Septic’s Approach
Our team at NoCo Septic values our trustworthy reputation in providing quality septic maintenance to the Northern Colorado area. When you call us to pump your septic tank, we will send a technician out to thoroughly inspect your system. Once inspected we will notify you of any irregularities or concerns. We will then begin the pumping process and restore your tank so it is working once more.
If you need septic tank pumping or maintenance, our team at NoCo Septic is here to help. Call us today to learn more about our services and schedule an appointment.