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Septic Tank

Get in Touch with Us for Septic System Repairs in 150 Mile House

Just like any other part of your home, your septic system requires regular care, repairs and sometimes replacement. Though it’s easy to overlook the job your septic tank is doing on a daily basis, it is important to remember that it is constantly working to rid your home of waste and properly treat it to prevent contamination of groundwater, a very important job. Without a properly functioning septic system, you run the risk of leaking waste, contaminating local wells, streams lakes and ponds and exposing your family and neighbours to possible waterborne diseases and other health risks. In extreme cases, wastewater can even back up into your home if the system is clogged.

Oftentimes, the septic system is buried, making it difficult to know when repairs are required. Most professionals recommend that septic systems be inspected and emptied at least once every five years. If there are several people living in the home, you’ll want to do it more often, about once every two or three years.

With regular inspections and maintenance from a qualified professional at Big Country Pumps, you can keep your system functioning for as many as 30 years. We can complete any necessary septic system repairs in the 150 Mile House area, and can even install entirely new systems if yours is failing and needs replacement.

Though your system should be inspected regularly to look for potential problems before they occur, there are also signs that your system is in need of immediate repair, including:

  • Pools of water -If you’ve noticed that water is pooling where your tank drains, this is a good indication that your tank needs service. When a system is functioning properly, wastewater will remain underground instead of pooling in your backyard. Puddles of water could be a sign that you tank is full or the drain field pipes are clogged.
  • Lawn health -If the grass above your septic system is thicker and greener than the rest of your lawn, it could be a sign that liquid from your septic tank is rising excessively and leaking into the drain field. While it is normal for some liquid to leave the tank, too much is often a sign that your septic system needs repair.
  • Foul Odours -Your sense of smell can help you identify a problem with your septic tank before you even see any other signs. When your septic tank is full, it will emit a foul-smelling odour. If you’ve noticed any kind of bad odour while outside your home, it is probably time to get your septic tank inspected.

If you’ve noticed any of the above signs, or you want to stay ahead of any repairs and simply have your system inspected, the team at Big Country Pumps has the professionals for the job. Early detection can prevent future problems and expensive repairs or cleanup if the system fails and backs up into your home. Give us a call today to learn more about our services or to schedule an appointment.

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