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Three Signs Your Septic Tank Needs to be Pumped

Septic tanks are a great option for homes outside the municipal sewer areas, or for those families who are interested in durable, economical wastewater solution. Regular pumping is required to keep these systems running properly. Look for these three indicators and be sure to call a septic professional when your tank needs maintenance.

Bad Smells

A healthy septic system should be odorless. If you notice foul smells coming from indoor drains, outdoor components, or the yard where the drain field is located, it could mean your receptacle has reached capacity.

Pools of Water

When waste water leaves the home, it enters the tank, where solid matter settles to the bottom and liquid drains off for absorption by the surrounding soil. If you notice pools of water on the surface of your landscaping, it could mean your tank is full or overloaded and needs to be serviced as soon as possible.

Sluggish Drains

One of the signs of reaching full capacity is slow drainage in the interior of your home. If you have a sink, toilet or tub that is moving slower than normal, it may mean the tank has little room left to process new runoff.
A routine maintenance schedule should include regular pumping. Call Gurney J. Bush, Inc. in Indianapolis at 317-634-4844 for more information about the health of your septic system.