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When Is it Time to Schedule Septic Tank Cleaning?

If you have a septic tank, you probably already know that it needs to be cleaned out eventually. After all, waste that goes into your septic tank has nowhere else to go since you are not connected to a main sewer line. 

You can keep reading to learn about the common signs that indicate it’s time for your septic tank to get cleaned out professionally. This can prevent major problems like sewage backing up into your home. Then give our team a call to schedule your septic tank cleaning in Sarasota.

Time Since Last Cleaning

First, you want to think about the last time you had your septic tank cleaned. On average, experts estimate that you will have to clean out your septic tank once every three to five years. The frequency can vary greatly based on how much water you are using and how many people are in your household. 

A larger household may require more frequent septic tank service. If you’re not sure when your septic tank was last cleaned, it’s a good idea to have our team come out and complete an inspection. We may be able to give you an estimate of when you need to schedule your next cleaning so you can plan ahead for it.

Problems Inside Your Home

Signs that your septic tank is filling up often appear inside of your home. You may hear a gurgling in your drains even when sinks, tubs, and toilets are not in use. Consider the gurgling sounds an early sign that warns you ahead of even worse problems. 

It’s also possible that water and even sewage backs up into your tubs and sinks as a result of your septic tank being too full. When this happens, it’s a red flag that you are past due for septic tank service and need to schedule it as soon as possible.

Even without the above signs, you may begin to notice bad odors wafting up into your home, especially in the bathrooms and kitchen where you have drains. If sewer odors are entering your home, bacteria is too and it’s putting your family at risk of getting sick.

Problems Outside Your Home

When your septic tank begins to overflow, sewage may not necessarily back up into your home. It may back up into your yard instead. If you notice standing water in your yard when you haven’t had your water hose on and it hasn’t rained, your septic tank is likely to blame. This is especially true if the pools of water are directly above the septic tank itself.

Septic tanks can run into serious problems but remember that there’s always a solution. It doesn’t matter how bad your situation is, we can help. From cleaning out a septic tank that’s full, to addressing foul odors wafting up from various drains, our team specializes in this kind of work.

Make sure you schedule an appointment with the experts at McDonald Home Services, Inc. Cooling Sarasota and Manatee Counties since 1970.

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