If you are thinking about replacing something in your home, most people think of things like carpeting, appliances or artwork. Few of us think about spending our replacement monies on something that we can’t see, like a septic tank replacement. However, considering the importance of your septic tank in the integrity of your septic system and keeping your home and property safe, a septic tank replacement should rocket to the top of your list if it needs replacement! If you are wondering if it is time for a septic tank replacement, here are a few ways for you to determine if the time is sooner rather than later.
First, how is your septic tank behaving? It is somewhat normal of septic system owners to have the occasional backflow issue or pumping problem. If you are finding that you need to have your septic tank pumped out far more often than usual, are seeing frequent problems like overflowing drains or foul odors, this isn’t normal. Furthermore, if you see these problems often, you might want to consider septic tank replacement rather than septic tank repairs.
Second, what do the experts say about your septic tank? If you have a trusted expert telling you that a septic tank replacement is on the horizon, make sure that you listen to them! If you are uncomfortable taking the plunge, then you are fine to get a second opinion, but don’t wait too long to do so.
Finally, are you stuck with yard issues due to a failing septic tank? A lush green lawn is usually a sign of good health, but when that lush lawn is over parts of your septic system, it could mean that it’s time for a septic tank replacement.
Give us a call at William Dustin Septic if you’re worried about your septic tank!