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Telltale Signs Your Septic Tank Needs Emptying

Your septic tank plays an important role in managing household wastewater, but it requires regular maintenance to function efficiently. One crucial aspect of septic tank care is timely emptying of the tank. Ignoring this task can lead to costly repairs and potential health hazards. The points below outline the signs that indicate your septic tank needs emptying.


Foul Odour

A strong, persistent odour around your septic tank is a clear indication it may be full and overflowing. If you detect foul odors outside or inside your home, it's time to schedule a septic tank inspection and emptying to prevent potential health risks and environmental contamination.


Slow Drainage

One of the earliest signs that your septic tank needs emptying is slow drainage throughout your home. This includes sinks, showers, baths, and toilets. If you notice water draining slowly or backing up, it could indicate that your septic tank is reaching its capacity.


Soft and Wet Ground Near the Tank

Soft, wet ground around your septic tank or drain field may indicate an overflowing tank. If the soil is excessively wet, it could be absorbing wastewater from a full or malfunctioning septic system. This not only poses a risk to your property but also to the environment and groundwater quality.


Sewage Backup

If wastewater begins to back up into sinks, toilets, or drains, it's a clear indication of a problem with your septic tank. Immediate action is crucial to prevent extensive damage to your property and potential health hazards. Contact a professional to inspect and empty your tank as soon as possible.


Walsh Waste Septic Tank Emptying

Walsh Waste & Recycling have been emptying septic tanks in Galway since 1979, providing a comprehensive empty and clean as part of the service. Our expert team takes great pride in helping households maintain a working septic tank system. Click here to learn more or book a service.


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