Winter will be here before we know it, and that means it’s time to take care of any septic maintenance items you might have neglected during the spring and summer. Have you been catching whiffs of a nasty rotten egg smell on warm days? Have you spotted puddles of standing water in your drain field? Do you hear a strange gurgling sound coming from the plumbing fixtures in your home when you flush the toilet or run water in the sink? These are all signs of possible septic issues that should to be taken care of sooner, rather than later.
Once the snow starts to fall and the ground freezes, it can be next to impossible to perform septic maintenance and repair tasks.
If your septic system fails in the dead of winter, you may not be able to get the problem fixed until the ground starts to thaw. This could leave you and your family without a functional septic system for weeks, or even months. Not only is this a major inconvenience, it can also be unhealthy to live in a home with unresolved septic issues.
If you suspect your septic system might be acting up, or if you haven’t had your tank pumped out in a while, now is the right time to act. By being proactive about your septic system’s maintenance, you can rest easy knowing that it will continue to serve you well throughout the cold months of winter.
Think your septic system might be in need of some TLC? Give us a call or contact us online today to schedule an appointment!