Most people don’t spend much time thinking or worrying about the septic tank on their Leesburg, VA property. It’s easy to understand why. After all, the tank itself is underground and since you don’t see it every day, unless something is visibly wrong with the system, why worry?
Unfortunately, that approach can backfire on you with spectacular results. The problem is that by the time the septic tank on your Leesburg, VA property starts displaying obvious signs of distress, whatever problem is causing those signs has already become quite advanced, which means that fixing it is probably going to be expensive.
Worse, if action isn’t taken right away, the problem will ultimately lead to raw sewage backing up inside your house, which is every homeowner’s worst nightmare. Not only is it incredibly expensive to clean up, but it also poses a serious health risk to you and your family. It’s just not something you ever want to have to deal with.
Our recommendation is that you have the septic tank on your Leesburg, VA property pumped out every three to five years, and immediately after the pump out is complete, let our experienced technicians inspect your system from end to end. That gives us the opportunity to spot problems while they’re still in their formative stages when they’re relatively easy and inexpensive to repair, which saves you both time and money over the longer term.
In addition to that, it’s important that you be able to recognize the signs of a septic system in trouble. Here are a few of the more common things to keep a watchful eye out for:
- Pipes that rattle and groan any time you turn on a faucet or flush one of your toilets.
- Areas of grass growing over your septic tank and drain field that are a much brighter shade of green than the grasses growing anywhere else in your yard.
- Toilets that run constantly or won’t flush properly, no matter how much you plunge them.
- Sinks that drain with a painful slowness, even after snaking the line.
- Unpleasant odors, either around your drain field or coming up from your sinks and faucets.
These signs all point to a septic system in trouble. As soon as you start noticing any of these, it’s important to give us a call right away. Whatever we find, we’ll give you a full report along with a list of recommended repairs and a free, no obligation estimate. Then, assuming you’re comfortable with our estimate, we’ll get to work and before you know it, your home’s septic system will be back in business and doing its job reliably. One call and we’ll be there.