As a California homeowner, maintaining your septic system is an essential aspect of keeping your home running smoothly. But residential septic systems aren’t designed to last forever. Over time, they will eventually need to be replaced, either due to age, damage, or simple malfunctions. If your Inland Empire home experiences any of the following, reach out to our Bennett Excavation team for septic tank maintenance and repairs!
Keep an eye out for these signs that it’s time to replace your septic tank:
The age of your septic tank is one of the most important factors to consider when you’re deciding which part of your home to upgrade next. Typically, septic tanks are designed to last between 20 and 40 years. If your tank is approaching or exceeding that age range, it may be time to replace it. A septic tank that has exceeded its lifespan is likely to cause problems such as leaks, backups, and sewage odors, which will lead to even larger problems down the line.
A healthy septic system should be completely odorless — meaning you should never know it’s there.
A strong sewage odor around your Inland Empire home or yard could mean that your septic system is malfunctioning or that there is a leak somewhere in the system. Don’t ignore any strong sewage odors and contact our residential septic service team to get your tank checked for replacement.
Slow draining from your sinks, toilets, or showers is an indication that your septic system is not draining effectively. A failing septic tank may cause your drains to drain slowly or get clogged, resulting in backups and other significant plumbing issues. If your home’s drains are slow or getting backed up frequently, even after cleaning out the drain, you may need to look into a tank replacement.
Standing water around your septic tank or in your yard is another sure sign that your septic tank is failing. The standing water indicates there’s a problem with the septic system, and it’s no longer able to drain wastewater into the ground effectively. Moreover, standing water in your yard can cause an unpleasant odor and be a breeding ground for filth. Get your septic tank maintenance taken care of with us!
It’s always better to tackle the problem now before it leads to more significant problems. Bennett Excavation can handle all our residential septic service needs, whether it’s an inspection or a full-on replacement. Contact us today for help and check out our other blog posts for more tips!