Useful Guide to Septic Tank Pump-Outs

Owning a home or commercial property with a septic system requires a little more thought about what exactly occurs to your wastewater after it leaves the drains. You know where it goes (your septic system) and you also know that your septic system will overflow if the wrong things are flushed (bleach) in addition to having a messy and unpleasant cleanup on your hands (yuck)! However, if you are new to owning a septic tank or just new to owning this particular septic tank, you might not know when it’s getting full. Luckily, your septic tank is willing to give you some signs that you need a septic tank pump-out. These signs include things such as:

  • Backflow, the flow of water back into your showers, tubs, toilets, and other drains
  • Foul odors emanating from drains or the area surrounding your septic system
  • Thriving and lush grass around the tank or drain field only
  • Drains that are not clogged but still draining slower than usual
  • Large puddles or pools of water around the tank

These are just a few of the examples of things that can occur to you when you need to have a septic tank pump-out performed. If just one or two of these signs is occurring, you need to call a septic professional right away — not all signs need to be present to indicate a problem!

Here at Sauer Septic, we would be happy to give you more information about septic tank pump-outs and the frequency with which you should get one done. Contact us today if you are experiencing any of these issues and let us come check on you and your tank.