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 Some Signs of Septic Tank Problems?

Owners of septic systems need to be on the lookout for problems with their system that could affect operations and that could cause a buildup of waste products that could be a threat to safety.

The most obvious problem is that a septic tank pump alarm will go off if you have a mound septic system. If an alarm goes off, you need to call in a professional for help right away to deal with the issues.

You may also notice odd odors that are a major indicator of a problem with a septic tank. 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 you should call in a professional for a diagnosis.

Another emergency situation arises if you notice sewage backing up from toilets or plumbing in your home. This also necessitates an immediate call to a professional for help. Septic Medic is available to diagnose and resolve your problems, so call now.