How To Avoid Emergency Tank Pumping

emergency septic tank pumping

If your home has ever experienced an emergency situation, you know how quickly things can turn around. During emergency situations, homeowners are often advised to take care of their sewage systems right away. Unfortunately, it is not always possible to do this without a little help. Luckily, there are several ways you can help stop drain field flooding by identifying and acting on those warning signs early. Below, we’ve outlined several ways that you can make sure your septic system stays in good working order:

Slow drains. Even if you don’t feel you are experiencing a full tank right now, slow drainage can indicate that something is going on within the system. For example, if you see slow running toilets and sinks, or drains that seem to be backed up, you should consider emergency septic tank pumping as soon as possible. Likewise, if you notice gurgling noises from your pipes, chances are your system is leaking. Schedule emergency septic pumping as soon as possible:

24-hour maintenance. This is the most important thing you can do to protect your drains from leaks and other issues. Make sure you have your tank pumped out (and de-clogged) at least once a year, with a minimum of 14 hours notice. There are even systems that offer emergency septic tank pumping in just minutes with the push of a button! This is a great way to save yourself from days’ worth of inconvenience and is especially helpful during the winter months.

Calling a professional. If you suspect that your septic tank needs emergency septic tank pumping, you should first call a professional to assess the problem. Depending on what’s wrong with your tank, the expert will suggest different solutions. Call us if you’re wondering whether or not your homeowner’s insurance policy covers emergency tank pumping.

Know where to pump the water out. While it may seem obvious, this isn’t always the case. When you discover a clog in your sewage system, the first thing you should do is find out where the water goes when you pump out a tank. If you have a drain field, find out the direction it points to allow you to pump the sewage away from your drain field. If your tank is above ground, know whether or not it’s a good idea to pump it while it’s underground, as you’ll likely need to locate a pump disposal system to get rid of the excess solid waste in the bottom of your tank.

24-hour maintenance. Of course, another way to avoid emergency septic tank pumping is by maintaining it on a regular basis. A strong and well-maintained system will prevent the occurrence of clogs and other related problems. Liquid effluent, for instance, will not seep through cracks and concrete coverings. Regular maintenance will also help you determine when it’s time to call a professional septic service to address an issue with your sewage system.

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