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Based in Decatur, IL, we serve customers throughout the Central IL region

Many homes in the United States rely on septic systems for their waste treatment and disposal systems. However, just like sewer systems, septic systems are prone to failures due to environmental factors, age and more. With this in mind, it’s crucial that homeowners in Central IL provide proper maintenance for their septic systems to ensure a long, reliable lifespan. Part of that maintenance is septic pumping services. While the system does break down and dispose of waste, your tank will eventually fill with the sludgy by-product of that chemical reaction. When this happens, you need septic pumping service!

How often should I have my septic tank pumped?

Septic tanks should be pumped every three to five years. However, this mostly depends on your specific system, usage volume and more. The more full your system gets, the less efficient it will become, meaning it’s smart to keep an eye out to ensure it’s always operating at maximum efficiency. The more your system is used, the more it will need to be pumped out. You may even need to have it pumped in advance of a big event like a holiday get-together or graduation party. Your best bet is to watch for the signs of a full tank to ensure you always know when you need service.

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How will I know when the tank is full?

Many people aren’t familiar with the ins and outs of septic tanks. However, it doesn’t take a Septic Specialist to know the signs of a full septic tank. Read below about the symptoms you should be watching for, and call our staff to schedule an appointment when you notice them!

  • Pooling water on the lawn around the drain field should be a cause for concern. While some pooling may happen when it rains, you shouldn’t see pooling water on a dry afternoon.
  • Slow drains are a common sign of a septic system clog that should be inspected by a professional. This means there’s a large clog lurking somewhere in your system!
  • Sewage odors in your yard is another warning sign that something is not right. If you’re the smelly house on the street, it’s time you had your system inspected, pumped and cleaned.
  • A lawn that is greener in the area of the drain field means that something is leaking into the soil, feeding all of that lush growth.
  • Water backups are another sign that something is amiss. This may mean that the tank is full, causing sewage to back up into the home. Usually, this happens in the lowest drains first so that it could be a bathtub, toilet or floor drain.
  • Time is another factor to consider. If it’s been three years since your last pumping, it’s probably due for a pumping.