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septic tank pumpingDid you know that your septic tank should be pumped every 3-5 years? If you haven't had your septic tank cleaned out in a while, it could lead to serious issues and expensive repairs. Maintaining your septic tank is vital to keeping your home's plumbing working as it should. 

What Is a Septic Tank?

Septic tanks are underground tanks that work like a mini sewer system where plumbing waste is broken down by bacteria. Conventional septic tanks are designed to keep wastewater for a while so that sediments can settle to the bottom. 

These tanks are often made of concrete, fiberglass, or polyethylene. After the wastewater has settled to the bottom of the tank, microbes break down the remaining sludge, and the remaining liquid wastewater is then pumped into the drain field.

What Happens When Septic Tanks Are Full

There are several warning signs of an overfilled septic tank that need to be addressed right away.

  • Standing Water: Overflowing Septic tanks can leave standing water in the vicinity of the drain field. Typically, this is caused by pipelines that are loaded with solid garbage. 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. 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.

Local Septic Pumping Companies

All of these concerning symptoms should be addressed as soon as possible by pumping your septic tank. By pumping your septic tank, you could get rid of dangerous elements that might damage your drain field or, worse still, lessen the efficiency of your system. 

With the aid of this service, our expert specialists can also assess the system's functionality and alert you in advance if any issues are discovered, avoiding pricey and unhygienic backups.

Viking Septic Services - Your Local Septic Pumping Company

Viking Septic Services provides excellent septic service to all of our valued clients in the counties of Buncombe, Haywood, Henderson, Madison, Mcdowell, Yancey, Polk, and Transylvania. We are sure that by being honest and offering top-notch service, we can meet your needs. For more information or to schedule a septic tank pumping, contact us right away!