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Contractor pumping septic tank in sussex county njIf you have a septic tank for your home in Sussex County or the surrounding area, you probably know that you need to get it pumped every so often in order to keep it working well and avoid sewer problems. However, it can be hard to determine exactly when or how often you should get have your septic tank pumped out.

Most tanks need to be pumped every 3-5 years, but knowing exactly when to get it done may not be obvious.

If you’re new to having a septic tank or you don’t know when yours was last pumped, there are a few signs you can look for. If you notice any of these things in or around your house, give us a call at Wilson Services right away. We’ll come pump your septic tank and get everything back to normal soon.

Sewage Odors

Your septic tank holds not only liquid and solid waste but the odors that come along with that. When it gets full, it can’t contain the odors and these gases escape. If you smell foul odors near your sinks or drains or by the tank itself, there’s a good chance it needs to be pumped. 

Slow Drains

Test your drainage by turning on as many of your taps as you can at once and even flushing your toilets at the same time. If the drains start running slow, it’s time to have your septic tank looked at. A simple pumping could solve all your problems.

Pools of Water

When your septic tank reaches capacity, the waste has nowhere else to go. You can end up with a clogged drainpipe, which forces your wastewater to the surface. This can form puddles, pools of water, or marshy areas in your lawn. Pumping the tank will often take care of these problems.

Slow Excessive Lawn Growth

Plants love the chemicals that escape when your septic tank leaks or overflows. If you have lush areas right around your septic tank or the rest of the system, it’s time to pump the tank or get it checked out.

Sewer Backups

If you have ignored or not noticed these other signs that your septic tank is full, it will eventually overflow. If you see sewage backing up into your home, you need to have your tank pumped ASAP.

Septic Pumping Experts

Reach out to our team at Wilson Services and ask about septic pumping in Sussex County and beyond today. We’ll get to you fast and get the job done quickly!