5 Signs of a Full Septic Tank

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5 Signs of a Full Septic Tank

A healthy septic system works quietly in the background, reliably removing waste from your home without any extra effort on your part. Over the years, however, septic tanks will fill up and top off if they aren’t routinely emptied. As that happens, the plumbing system in your home will start to raise some red flags, alerting you that your septic tank is getting full.

If you know what to be on the lookout for, you’ll know when it’s time to get your tank pumped. The sooner you schedule a septic tank cleaning when you have a full tank, the better. It can help you avoid a major and messy septic tank disaster.

Don’t Ignore These 5 Signs of Full Septic Tanks

Ideally, you should be getting your septic tank pumped every three to five years. If you haven’t been doing that and you notice the following warning signs, you probably have a full septic tank—and it’s time to call the pros at Ace Portable Restroom Rentals and Septic Tank Services.

1. Slow Drainage

When it takes water longer to drain from sinks, tubs, and other areas, something’s amiss with your plumbing. Although clogs will slow down one drain, you may have a full septic tank if multiple drains in your home are suddenly slowing down.

2. A Weak Flush

Toilets that are sluggish to flush can also be a telltale sign of a full septic tank. If the flush is no longer pulling waste from the bowl or if waste doesn’t stay down after flushing, it’s time to call a plumber and see if you have a full septic tank.

3. Smelly Drains

Full septic tanks can’t keep waste down, and they can’t contain odors. So, if you start to notice a sewage-like smell coming from your home’s drains, you’re probably dealing with a full tank—and the sooner you get septic service, the better!

4. Lush, Green Areas of Your Yard

Areas of your yard may flourish when your septic tank is full. Getting a bit more fertilizer from a full tank, these areas can actually be a sign that a septic tank may be overflowing or leaking. In both cases, it’s critical to get professional service.

5. Sewage Backups

There’s no ignoring sewage coming up through the drains in your home. Typically, sewage backups from full septic tanks will start with the lowest drains in the home, like drains in basements or on first floors.

Schedule Septic Tank Service in the Tri-City Area: Contact Ace Today!

Whether you need a septic tank inspection or it’s time to pump a full septic tank, Ace has you covered! We’re ready to provide the equipment, service, and solutions you need to restore the health and reliability of your septic system.

Call (509) 588-0828 or contact us online now to request a quote or schedule septic tank service in the Tri-City area.

Since 1990s, Ace Portable Restroom Rentals and Septic Tank Services has been a leading septic tank service company throughout the Tri-City area.

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