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Problems That Can Follow Failing To Pump Your Septic Tank

Construction & Contractors Blog

A septic tank can be a major component of your home's plumbing. However, you may not fully appreciate or be aware of the numerous problems that it can cause if it is not properly maintained. In particular, there are some major problems that can arise when the septic tank is not pumped and cleaned on a fairly consistent basis.

Landscaping Damage

A septic tank that has been allowed to become overfilled can be much more likely to clog. This can lead to uneven flow from the system and the drain field. Over time, this can cause considerable damage to the landscaping by leading to erosion.

Furthermore, the chemicals in the untreated wastewater can kill plants by spreading disease or causing the soil to become too acidic. Those with children or pets may also find that this can lead to a higher rate of illness due to the higher concentration of potentially harmful bacteria in the soil and any puddles that may form.

Plumbing Clogs

When a septic tank becomes full, it can lead to the plumbing in the home being far easier to clog. These clogs may either substantially slow or completely stop the flow of water. As a result, you may notice that the toilets and drains are no longer working correctly.

One key fact about this particular problem is that it will normally impact all of the plumbing in the home. If your home's plumbing is starting to show these signs, you should immediately schedule to have the septic tank pumped and inspected. Otherwise, your home's plumbing may soon completely stop draining.

When you are able to avoid the need for further repairs, septic pumping should take no more than a few hours to complete. While it is possible for you to remain home during this work, it is often advised to vacate as the smell can be strong when the septic tank is being emptied.

Foul Smells

One of the more unpleasant issues that failing to pump a septic tank can cause will be the formation and spreading of foul smells. These smells can be both in the yard around the septic tank as well as in the home. The gases in the septic tank can travel through the piping to the drains in the home.

Depending on the proximity of your neighbors, the smells coming from the system may be strong enough to impact their quality of life. By having the septic tank pumped and cleaned every few years, you can avoid this extremely unpleasant and unsanitary problem. For more information, contact a septic tank pumping service.

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4 April 2019