Signs You Need Septic Tank Maintenance

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The septic tank that supports your home is one of the hardest working features that gets the least amount of attention. Northern Colorado homes are typically equipped with septic tanks and as a result, need to follow the proper maintenance and cleaning schedules. Our team at NoCo Septic understands that it is easy to not think about septic tank maintenance until something bad happens.

The best way to prevent a messy septic tank issue is to schedule an annual septic tank inspection. This will keep you ahead of any potential dangers lurking in your septic tank. In between those inspections, it’s also important to keep an eye out for signs you need septic tank maintenance. The top indicators include:

Slow-releasing drains and toilets: As your septic system nears full capacity, the toilets in your home will become less likely to flush. Slow draining showers, tubs, and washing machines also indicate a septic tank issue. Because this problem occurs over time, it can be easy to overlook. Don’t ignore the sluggish action. Call the pros to have your system inspected.

Odor: As your septic tank fills, the gases have nowhere to go but back up through your drains. The smell could be noticeable from your sink drains, toilets, or the outdoor septic area. Not handling the smell right away could lead to actual sewage pooling in your yard or spewing through your drains.

Rapidly growing grass: Lush green grass over your drainfield indicates excessive waste liquid is seeping into your lawn. A septic line leak should only be repaired by the professionals. If you notice greener-than-normal grass or shrubbery, call NoCo Septic.

Pooling water: A full septic tank will cause water to pool in your yard, mainly around the tank itself. Pooling water suggests your Northern Colorado septic tank needs to be pumped immediately.

Keep in mind that the length of time between septic tank care is also a clear indicator that professional maintenance or cleaning is needed. An inspection can be performed yearly, while the tank itself should be pumped at least every three years. Let our team at NoCo Septic take care of all your Northern Colorado septic system needs.