Why You Might Need to Have Your Septic Tank Pumped
Wondering whether your septic tank is functioning properly? If you think there is something wrong with your septic system but not really sure what the problem is or why perhaps you might need a septic tank pump or replacement in central Oregon. In central Oregon, there are so many different types of systems. Also, if you begin to notice blackish-green backup in your sinks or drains, perhaps it is time for a professional septic tank replacement or pumping.
Signs you need your septic tank replaced or pumped are fairly easy to identify. Sometimes, over time, a clot can form in your sewage system. This can happen for several reasons such as from tree roots, animals, or human waste. Sometimes, when there is heavy rain or snow, this can also occur and you may need to have your septic tank replaced or cleaned out. Other times, the clog can develop while you are having your septic system serviced.
There are several reasons to have your septic tank replaced or cleaned out. When there is a significant amount of waste being disposed of each day, such as in a home, the system will become clogged with unwanted waste and the odor will begin to emanate. If not cleaned out, this waste can also make its way into groundwater, the water supply most people rely on for their daily needs. You may need to have your septic tank replaced or cleaned out in order to ensure that all of the waste is removed and the water is free of contamination.
Another reason that you may need your septic tank replaced or cleaned out is because it is not working properly. If your sewage system is not working correctly, then there is a strong possibility that the sewage backing up into your basement and other areas is affecting your home. For instance, a clogged sewage system is likely to create an unpleasant odor, so if there is a significant amount of odor in your basement after it is filled, chances are that something has been happening with sewage in some manner. While you may not always be able to tell exactly what is happening, you can confirm suspicions by looking at various indicators around the house. For instance, if you smell a musty odor after it rains, but do not see any water leaking from the roof above the basement, then it is more than likely that some sewage backup is occurring inside your home. By making sure that your septic tank replacement is done in a timely fashion, you can avoid these types of unpleasant leaks.
Another reason that you might need to repair your septic tank and drain field more frequently is if you discover drains in your yard. For example, your septic tank pumping station might break as a result of damage or age. When this happens, the repair process could be very costly, since new tanks will need to be purchased and installed. However, you can fix a broken pipe by hiring a professional drain field company, who can pump out all of the water inside the broken pipe and replace it with fresh sewage.
A third common reason why you will need your septic tank pumped out is if you discover a severe bacterial infestation in your drain field. This situation is most common if your anaerobic system is located near an area with a lot of human waste. Since these bacteria thrive in warm, damp areas, the presence of excessive human waste is a contributing factor to the severity of the bacterial buildup. In fact, when you hire a professional drain field company, they will test your septic and anaerobic system to determine if you have any serious bacterial contamination. If so, they will then recommend that you either repair your tank or relocate it to a more appropriate location.
This post was written by Tanner Brown. Tanner is the Owner and operator of Greenbar Excavation. Greenbar Excavation is a fully licensed, insured, and accredited Excavation company based in Prineville, Oregon. Greenbar Excavation is one of the top companies for Septic pumping in Central Oregon. Don’t look further, go with the company with your best interest in mind!