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empty septic tank buncombe countyBuncombe County, NC, is a beautiful place to live if you enjoy exploring the outdoors but like the convenience of the city. With cities such as Asheville, Weaverville, and Mills River, there is no shortage of beautiful places to live. 

If you are a homeowner in Buncombe County, you likely have a septic system as part of your home’s wastewater system. Maintaining the proper operation of your septic tank is essential to keeping your home's plumbing systems operating as they should.

What Is a Septic Tank?

Septic tanks are subsurface holding tanks where plumbing waste can degrade. The purpose of conventional septic tanks, which are commonly composed of concrete, fiberglass, or polyethylene, is to store wastewater for some time to allow solids to sink to the bottom. 

The residual sludge in the tank is broken down by bacteria once the wastewater has settled to the bottom, and the leftover liquid wastewater is then pumped into the drain field.

Why You Need to Empty Your Septic Tank

If a septic tank is overly full, then several symptoms need to be handled quickly. They are:

  • Standing Water: Septic tanks that are overflowing can leave standing water in the vicinity of the drain field. Overflowing Septic tanks are to blame for this. The drain field will not function effectively once waste clogs the pipes, and contaminated water will accumulate.
  • Strange Smells: If the area around your septic tank smells like waste, your septic tank is probably overflowing or plugged into the cause. When a septic tank is functioning properly, waste is buried and trapped inside the tank, where bacteria are destroying it.
  • Slow Drains: If your plumbing system's many drains take a long time to empty, your septic system is probably overly full. Water gently flows through garbage as it accumulates.

Empty Septic Tank Buncombe County, NC

All of these signs are alarming and need to be taken care of as soon as you can by emptying your septic tank. By pumping your septic tank, you may remove hazardous substances that could harm your drain field or, worse still, reduce the effectiveness of your system. With the help of this service, our knowledgeable professionals may also evaluate the system's performance and notify you in advance if any problems are found, preventing costly and unsanitary backups.

Viking Septic Services provides high-quality septic service to each one of our valued clients across Buncombe, Haywood, Henderson, Madison, McDowell, Polk, Yancey, and Transylvania Counties. Through open communication and exceptional service, we can provide what you are looking for. Contact us today for more information, or to schedule a septic tank pumping!