When's the Right Time to Call Greer Septic Companies?

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When's the Right Time to Call Greer Septic Companies?

If you live in a rural area of Greer, SC, there is a good chance that you have a septic system. Septic systems are standard in rural areas where the city’s sewer system cannot reach. A septic system is made up of a tank where the waste and water go when the water goes down the drain, and the toilets are flushed. The solid waste falls to the bottom of the tank, and the liquids are delivered to a drain field through an intricate piping system located under the ground.

Understanding Septic Systems

A septic system has several parts. First, wastewater is flushed from home and is poured into a septic tank, which is far below the ground. The water settles into a top layer, middle layer, and bottom layer called the sludge layer. (This layer must be pumped out every five years for proper maintenance.) As more water is flushed out of the house, it displaces the top layer of water and moves it into the drain field, which is below the septic tank, where it is absorbed into the ground.

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Septic System Problems Require an Expert

There are four times when you should call a Greer septic company right away:

  • Unresolved plumbing issues continue over time. If you are experiencing plumbing issues in your house, over a series of months or weeks, it may not necessarily be because of a problem with the plumbing in your home. Instead, it could be that your septic system outside needs to be repaired, and that is affecting the plumbing for the rest of the house.
  • Strange smells outside. If you have noticed a strange odor coming from the outside when the windows are open in your house or when you leave the house, that could indicate a problem with your septic system. Another clue is that the grass above your septic system is always wet.
  • Green, lush grass near the septic tank. Most Greer homeowners will tell you that they would love green, lush grass in their yard. If the only area where the grass is green and lush is around the septic tank, it is a sign that it is time to schedule a septic tank pumping. If the tank is too full and it is overflowing, the waste will fertilize the lawn, making that area of the yard look much nicer than the rest.
  • Ignored maintenance. If you are not maintaining your septic system properly, or the system was not maintained before you bought the property, then you will probably experience some serious issues. You should always have your septic tank inspected every few years, and your tank must be pumped out every five years.

Affordable Sanitation Solves Your Septic Problems

If you are experiencing any of the issues listed above, you should contact SC Septic to schedule septic tank services. We understand that overflows can occur at any time of the day or night, which is why we offer 24-hour emergency service. We will send a tech to your home to determine if the issue is an overfilled tank or if there are any cracks that are causing the problem. Our techs have the knowledge and experience to determine the cause of the problem, then suggest the best course of action to fix it. To schedule an appointment to have your septic tank serviced, give us a call today at (864) 395-5539.

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