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4 Reasons Your Septic Tank Needs To Be Pumped

Aside from the regularly timed septic tank pumping, there may be other situations that arise that require you to pump your septic tank. This way, you keep your septic tank in good condition despite the extra wear and tear that it might be taking on. Here are four reasons your septic tank needs to be pumped:

  1. Before the Holidays: If you plan on having guests over for the holidays, it's best to have your septic tank pumped before people arrive. This is going to ensure that your plumbing system is ready to take on the additional water usage in the home. This way, you avoid the chance of the system overloading, which is important to adjusting back to your regular routine once your guests go back home after the holidays. It also prevents the embarrassment of not being able to provide your guests with a shower or having backed-up toilets because the overloading has happened before they even left. 
  2. The Septic Tank is Clogged: The only way to fix a clogged septic tank system is to have it pumped. This is going to allow the professionals to drain and find the clog in order to remove it so that water flow returns back to normal and prevents any burst piping that could lead to the need to completely replace the septic tank system. 
  3. You Are Selling: If you are selling your home, you will want to pump the septic tank system. This way, it shows the potential buyer that there is less of a chance of problems arising for them in the future. Plus, it shows that the lifespan of the septic tank system is still long. Many buyers are going to be wary of homes that have septic tank systems since these systems are sensitive, so having them serviced first is a great way to put the buyer at ease. 
  4. It's Recently Flooded: If it's flooded in your area recently, it's a good idea to have the septic tank system pumped because there's a chance there is a great deal of mud buildup that needs to be removed. The professionals will inspect the system first to determine whether or not this is something that is truly necessary. 

These are just four reasons why you should have your septic tank pumped outside of it's regularly scheduled maintenance. If you suspect there is a problem, never hesitate to have the tank inspected just in case pumping is necessary.