Signs Your Septic Tank Needs To Be Replaced

Septic Tank

Regular maintenance and repairs are usually enough to keep your septic tank in optimal condition for several years.

However, not all issues with the septic tank can be fixed, and sometimes, the tank’s time is just up.

But how do you know when it’s time to replace your septic tank?

Here are four signs you need to look out for:

1.   Clogged Drains

Yes, a clogged drain is a common issue that we all face from time to time. It doesn’t necessarily mean you need to buy a new septic tank – it could be just a minor problem that can easily be repaired.

However, if every drain in your home is taking too long to clear, it is an indication that there’s a major issue with the septic tank, and a replacement may be the better option.

2.   Old Or Overburdened System

Your septic tank should last forever, right? Unfortunately, that’s not the case.

Even a good, reliable tank will give out in around 40 years. So, if you’re house is older than that, you may need to get a replacement to avoid frequent sewage troubles.

Also, sometimes the septic tank may not be that old, but you may have exceeded their capacity. For instance, if you’ve added more rooms to your home, the tank won’t be able to accommodate the expanded size.

Thus, you will need an upgraded septic tank to meet your requirements.

3.   Standing Water

Standing water in your backyard or garden is a telltale sign that you have a major water problem on your hands. It could be the drain field that is not working properly or the issue could be with the septic tank.

In both cases, it is essential that you get it checked out immediately and if needed, replace the septic tank before the problem gets worse.

4.   Water Contamination

If you encounter water contaminated with bacteria, nitrate, etc., coming into your home, it is a serious cause for concern. It means the septic tank is not filtering and disposing of the water as it should.

Get the water tested and plan for replacing the system right away!

Parting Thoughts

Noticed any of the above-mentioned four signs?

Then waste no time in scheduling a replacement for the septic tank with Countryside Plumbing Sewer Septic – the best plumbers in town!

Get in touch with us today!