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When Is It Time To Replace Your Septic Tank?

When properly installed and treated to regular maintenance, your septic tank should serve you and your home for decades with no real issues. But eventually, your septic tank will start to show signs of its age.

If you think you’re in need of a new septic tank, here are a few signs that it’s time for a replacement.

There’s a Funny Smell in Your Home

Do you smell it? That smell. A kind of smelly smell. The smelly smell that smells… smelly. One of the most noticeable signs that you’re due for a new septic tank is if there’s a lingering odor in your home. This occurs when your septic tank is so full that the gases building up there vent through your drains and into your home. If after pumping your septic tank, the smell persists, it’s time for a new tank.

There’s Standing Water in Your Yard

In general, standing water in your yard is never a good sign, but, in some cases, it could be that your septic tank is just in need of repairs. It could also be that you need to address an issue with the drain field itself. You can treat your drain field by planting new grass and plants in the field, or by adding a chemical cleaner to the tank. It may be necessary to have your drain field mechanically aerated in order to address the standing water.

But if repairs don’t get rid of the standing water, it’s likely because your septic tank isn’t processing and cycling waste properly. In instances like these, a new tank can address your standing water issues.

The Grass is Too Green

They say that the grass is greener on the other side of the fence, but if the grass near your drain field is looking particularly verdant, it’s probably not the results of your new fertilizing efforts. Grass that is brighter and greener near your drain field is a sign that your septic tank is failing. When your tank nears the end of its service life, it struggles to dispose of water, release excess wastewater in the process. The waste fertilizes the grass, helping it grow tall and lush.

While this might be an aesthetically pleasing sign, it’s still an indicator that you’re in need of a new septic tank.

Your Home Fixtures Drain Slowly

No one likes it when their sink, tub, or toilet drains slowly. It can be a hassle at the best of times, and plain gross at the worst. A sink that drains slowly is a sign of problems with your septic tank, which may be as simple as a clog. However, if all of the sinks, tubs, and toilets in your home are draining slowly, that’s a clear sign that your tank has built up too much sludge and isn’t processing it properly.

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Is your septic tank acting up? It might be due for a pumping. B&B Pumping serves the greater DFW area with affordable and effective septic tank services. In business since 2005, we’ve got the equipment and know-how needed to care for your septic tank. Give us a call today for a free quote!