How Do I Know if My Septic Tank Needs Pumping?

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A majority of homeowners with septic tanks aren’t usually thinking about when their septic tanks need to be cleaned. It’s never a bad idea to have it inspected regularly. If you go too long without checking it, you may need a complete septic replacement at your West Chester home.

To avoid that, here are some things to watch out signaling it’s time to have it checked.

Bad Odor
One of the most common signs of a septic tank needing to be clean is the odor. A well-functioning septic tank is designed to prevent bad odors from traveling through the pipes and into your home. If you can smell these unpleasant scents inside your house, you should have us inspect your system right away.

Clogged Toilet
If you flush the toilet too many times consecutively, or if you try to flush items that aren’t meant to be flushed down a toilet, you can clog it. But if use your toilet responsibly and it still backs up, it could be time to have your septic tank cleaned.

Overflow
If water accumulates above the tank lid, it means the tank is overflowing. Our professionals will determine whether your septic tank needs to be pumped or if there is an entirely separate issue.

Alert System
Some types of septic tanks have an alert system that notifies homeowners of a malfunction. They alert you by making a high-pitched noise or by a light on the side of the house turning on. Obviously, if your alarm system alerts you that something is wrong, contact us as soon as possible. We will be out in 24 hours.

If you notice any one of these signs, don’t hesitate to contact us at Delaware Valley Septics. If you need a septic system inspection or septic system repairs in West Chester or another nearby area, make an appointment with us today.

Give us a call at 1 (844) 4-DELVAL or continue to browse our website to fill out a contact form and request a quote.

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