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08 Dec 2021
How to Know If It Is Time to Replace Septic Tank
How to Know If It Is Time to Replace Septic Tank

How to Know If It Is Time to Replace Septic Tank

A septic tank is an integral part of the sewage disposal system. Its main purpose is to collect and partially treat wastewater before releasing it into the drainfield. It also separates sewage into distinct zones and partially decomposes the solid waste while allowing liquids to drain away more easily. The average lifespan of a septic tank is 20-40 years, depending on usage and maintenance. While a septic tank is built to last for decades, it won’t last forever. You’ll have to replace it at some point.

A damaged or deteriorating septic tank can lead to a whole host of problems, including sewer backups, drainfield damage, health hazards, and more. When your septic tank reaches the end of its lifespan or begins to fail, it’s important to call a septic company to help you with septic tank replacement. So how do you know your septic tank needs to be replaced?

Here are the signs your septic tank is failing and needs to be replaced:

  • Your septic is over 40 years old: When a septic tank approaches the end of its life, it’s more likely to develop frequent problems. It’s recommended to have it replaced rather than spending a lot of money on repairs.
  • You’re making frequent repairs: Too many septic tank repairs indicate that your septic tank is failing and needs to be replaced.
  • Drainfield damage has occurred: A flooded drainfield is an indication of an overloaded septic tank or a failing septic system.
  • Frequent sewer backups: When raw sewage backs up in your drains, and the problem occurs frequently, that's an indication that you need to replace your septic tank.
  • You’ve outgrown your septic tank: Perhaps you've added an expansion onto your home, or your household size has increased. This could strain your current septic tank, so it’s advisable to invest in a new septic tank.
  • A high level of solids in the tank: This means that your septic tank may not be breaking solid waste as it should. This usually happens when there's a lot of toxic substances in a septic tank.

If you notice any of the above signs, it’s a good idea to take immediate action and get in touch with a septic company.

Benefits of Replacing a Damaged Septic Tank

As we’ve already mentioned, a failing septic tank can contaminate your water sources, damage the drainfield, and interfere with the proper elimination of wastewater. Septic tank replacement helps you avoid such problems and saves you money in the long run. In addition, installing a new septic tank on your property adds to your home's value.

Need Septic Tank Replacement In Your Home? Rooter Septic Service Can Help

A deteriorating septic tank can cause water contamination and lead to health risks. Besides, ignoring signs of a failing septic tank can be costly in the long run. That’s why it’s important to call an experienced septic company to replace your septic tank when you notice signs of failure. At Rooter Septic Service, we have the knowledge, experience, and the right tools and equipment to perform septic tank repair and replacement.

If you have any questions regarding septic tank replacement, please contact Rooter Septic Service today.