What is a septic tank?

A septic tank is an underground, water treatment vessel that store and dispose waste. Combining nature and technology, septic tanks dispose of wastewater from laundry rooms, bathrooms, and kitchen drains.

Septic tanks are often found in areas without centralized sewer systems. Common in rural areas, septic tanks eliminate waste by using various pipes buried below a leach field. They efficiently release wastewater into soil or surface water.

How long do septic tanks last?

It’s usual for septic tanks to last forty years and beyond when cared for properly. However, septic tanks are susceptible to early failure if they aren’t serviced properly. Common problems that arise include a deteriorating or faulty structure, plumbing issues, and clogged drainfields. Unfortunately, clogged drainfields are the most costly repair. If you find yourself with a clogged absorption field, make arrangements to change it immediately.

How often will my septic tank be checked?

A typical septic tank needs to be serviced at least every three years, including septic tank pumping. However, if your septic tank is showing signs of malfunction, it needs to be checked right away. Here are common signs of septic tank failure:

  • Gurgling noises
  • Slow drainage
  • Plumbing back ups
  • Bad aroma indoors or outdoors or both
  • New grass growth around a septic tank
  • Pooling water around the drainfield or septic tank

Call a professional

If your septic tank shows signs pointing to failure, call an experienced professional that you can rely on. Our experts at Five Star Septic are more than equipped to handling septic tank issues in Leesburg. From septic pumping to septic tank cleaning, we provide services you can rely on. Call Five Star Septic today to get quality care of your septic tank.

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