How long has it been since you replaced your septic tank? If you recently moved into your home, the age of your septic system might be more difficult to determine. Typically, a residential system should last several years, if not decades. Regular septic system maintenance can extend its lifetime but, eventually, it will need to be replaced. It’s best to have septic system installations completed before your old system fails. So how do you know when it’s time for a replacement? Your local septic service company can help with this, as well as paying attention to these three signs.
Regular septic tank pumping should keep your system from flooding. If you notice standing water in your drainfield or above your tank, this could indicate a serious problem with your system. You should have any flooding investigated immediately. It may be that a few septic system repairs is all that is needed, but be prepared to replace your entire system if needed.
If your septic system is functioning properly, it will be able to handle all sewage from your home without difficulty. Sewage backup indicates a problem within the system and requires your attention. It’s especially likely you’ll need to replace your septic tank if issues persist even after maintenance and septic tank pumping.
Well Water Contamination
Many companies include a well water test as a bonus for septic inspections. Contaminated well water is a clear indicator that there is something majorly wrong with your septic system. Fixing the problem or replacing the unit is absolutely imperative in order to keep you and your family safe from dangerous nitrates and bacteria.
Is it Time to Replace Your Septic Tank?
If you’re experiencing any of the above signs, there’s a good chance you will need to replace your septic tank. You can depend on Snohomish Septic Service to appropriately assess the situation and perform the repairs or new system installation required. For more information about septic system pumping, repairs, and installation, as well as our special offers, visit our website. You can also contact us directly at (360)310-4430 to set up an appointment. Remember to ask about how you can receive a free quote when you call!
Edited by Justin Vorhees
Septic Tank Replacement
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