Don't Let Septic Problems Get Down: Why You Need To Service Your Septic Before Summer


Now that summer is almost here, you probably have a list of things you want to do. If septic maintenance isn't on the list, you need to add it. You might not think that septic maintenance would belong on your summer to-do list. But, it definitely should be. In fact, summer is the perfect time to have your septic tank serviced. That should include septic system pumping and cleaning. Here are three of the reasons you need to have your septic serviced this summer. 

Increased Water Use

If it's been a few years since you had your septic pumped, now's the time to get that taken care of. Your septic tank may be reaching maximum capacity. If that's the case, the next step is overflowing. Unfortunately, that can happen with all the extra water you'll be using this summer. First, you'll be doing more laundry. This is especially true if you have kids home for the summer. Second, your toilets will get flushed more often. The extra toilet flushing can be attributed to summer guests you may have in your home. Finally, your showers will be used more during the summer. All the extra water use can cause your septic tank to overflow. Luckily, you can avoid that by having your septic pumped before you start using more water this summer. 

Seasonal Rain Storms

Depending on where you live, you may have your fair share of seasonal rain storms. Torrential rains can do a number on your septic system. This is especially true if you haven't had your septic tank emptied in a while. As rain soaks into the soil, it can fill up your septic tank quite quickly. Unfortunately, the rainwater can also inundate your seepage field. Starting the summer with an empty septic tank will help you avoid problems with soil saturation. 

Hot Weather Odors

If you're expecting a hot summer, it's time to have your septic tank pumped out. The waste inside your septic tank can build up gases. Hot temperatures increase the production of septic gases that are building up inside the tank. Unfortunately, once there's no more room for expansion, the gases will be forced to escape through the septic pipes and through the soil. That means your home and your yard will be filled with foul odors this summer. You can avoid the hot-weather odor problems by having your septic serviced before summer arrives. 

Don't get stuck with septic problems this summer. Avoid the issues described above by scheduling your septic service before summer arrives.


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