Monthly Archives: November 2015

Three Reasons to Have Your Septic System Pumped Regularly

If you have a septic system, you want to have it pumped regularly to avoid having to replace your septic tank. There are lots of important reasons why you want to make sure that you have your septic system pumped often including:

  • Avoiding sewage backups. If you don’t have your septic system pumped frequently enough, you could find yourself with sewage backing up out of your toilets, sinks, tubs, or other plumbing. This is not a pleasant experience for anyone.
  • Maintaining your septic system. Septic systems are expensive. A failure to have them pumped frequently enough is a major reason why septic systems fail. You don’t want to end up needing an expensive replacement system just because you didn’t have the system pumped often enough.
  • Identifying problems. Professionals who come to pump out your septic system can let you know if there are any problems that need to be addressed. It is better to find out about septic problems sooner rather than later so you can address the issues in a timely manner.

Remember to pump your septic system every 3 to 5 years. Replacing septic tanks can be avoided, call Septic Medic at 570.828.7444 or contact us online to schedule a septic system cleaning today!

What are the Warning Signs of Septic Tank Issues? 

Owners of septic systems need to be on the lookout for issues with their system. When problems arise they can quickly affect the septic system’s operations, could cause a buildup of waste products, and lead to a safety threat. There are three common warning signs that you need to contact an experienced septic repair company:

  1. Septic Tank Pump Alarm Goes Off:  If your septic alarm goes off, you need to call in a professional for help right away and diagnosis the issue. Septic Medic has 24/7 response services septic alarms and emergencies.
  2. You Smell An Odd Odor:  If you notice odd odors coming from the drain field or septic tank it is a major indicator of a septic issue. If you are smelling sewage inside of a building, or if you smell septic tank gas above the cover of the tank, these are signs of a drainage issue. Call a professional immediately to avoid future contamination issues and expensive repair costs,
  3. Sewage Backup: If sewage is backing up in toilets or plumbing in your home, it is considered a septic emergency. Clogged drains and septic system back up can result in costly repair or replacement if it is not handled quickly.

Septic Medic proudly serves homeowners in Pike County and the Northeast part of Pennsylvania. We provide competitive pricing and unsurpassed customer service. If you are experiencing issues with your septic tank or system, call us at 570-828-7444 or contact us online.