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septic tank pumpingExperts recommend you have your septic tank pumped out every three to five years. Doing this will make sure your septic tank has the capacity to work efficiently.  Septic tank pumping also prevents serious problems so that the system is able to function properly throughout the year.

A full septic tank can cause your drains to drain slowly and could even cause your drains to not drain at all.  This could potentially cause flooding in your home, not to mention that you wouldn’t be able to use your sinks, showers, or bathtubs until the problem was fixed. Another problem with full septic tanks is that your toilets will be slow to flush or will not flush at all. This can cause a huge mess and will have you cleaning up sewer water and human waste — gross!

Full septic tanks can also cause water to pool on your lawn, especially around the drain field. This can ruin your lawn and cause health problems for you and your family.

The worst problem that a full septic tank can cause, however, is that raw sewage can leak into your home. This can create serious damage and become a health hazard for anyone living with you.

You can prevent all of these problems from happening with regular septic tank pumping, so don’t take a chance; call American Waste Septic today to schedule your appointment. We have over 25 years of experience with septic tank pumping and we will get you taken care of in no time!