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3 Signs Your Septic Tank Needs To Be Serviced

A septic tank is a holding tank for the sewage and wastewater from your own home. It is held in the septic tank until it needs to be emptied. This can take a while to fill up, although it can fill up much faster if you aren't doing what you should to take care of your septic tank and system. If your septic system needs to be serviced, you need to pay close attention to the signs and have it serviced as needed. Read on for some signs that your septic tank needs to be serviced. 

1. Your Tank Is Full

If you took a peek inside the tank and you can see that it is full, you should have it serviced and emptied as needed. If you aren't sure if it's full, or you have questions about when to have it emptied, you should still call a service company to come take a look at it. It's best to be sure and have it emptied, rather than waiting too long and having your entire leach field flooded with sewage. It's not an ideal situation, and your neighbors won't be too thrilled about it either.

2. You Are Experiencing Plumbing Issues

If you are experiencing plumbing issues such as clogs or you have problems with odors in your home, it could be an issue with your septic tank. Clogs could be because there is a clog somewhere in your septic line and you should have it inspected and cleared to prevent a backup in your home. If you end up with a backup, it could be a disaster in your home. You should have your tank serviced to prevent any issues.

3. Your Tank Is Leaking

If your tank is leaking, it may be because you have a crack in the tank itself. The tank may need to be drained and either replaced with a new one or repaired as needed. This can be a very costly issue, but one that is going to be necessary to prevent other issues, such as your sewage leaking into the ground. Your tank should be sealed and contained to prevent leaks.

If you have any of these issues, you need to have the tank serviced by a professional septic tank service company. If you have any questions or concerns about your septic tank, you should call a service company and have your tank inspected and serviced as needed.