Problems With Your Septic System? Signs You Need To Replace The Wastewater Pump

2 March 2023
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If you're dealing with septic problems, the first thing you should do is have the tanks pumped. If you've already done that, it's time to take a close look at the wastewater pump. You might not know this, but your septic system has a wastewater pump inside the tank. The wastewater pump helps move wastewater from the tank to the seepage pit. If the pump doesn't work, all the waste will remain inside the tanks. When that happens, you'll have lots of problems with your septic system. Read the list provided below. If you're dealing with any of the issues described here, it's time to have the wastewater pump replaced.  

You've Got Pooled Water Over the Seepage Pit

If you've got a puddle of water over the seepage pit, check your service records. If you've had your septic tanks pumped recently, there's a good chance your wastewater pump is broken. Puddles over the seepage pit can mean that your septic tanks are filled. But, if you've already had your tanks pumped, there's probably an issue with the wastewater pump. Don't wait until your seepage pit fails. Have the wastewater pump replaced right away. 

You've Got Foul Odors Coming From the Septic Tank

If you're met with sewage odors when you go outside, call for septic service as soon as possible. Septic odors can come from an overfilled tank or a clogged septic pipe. But, when the septic system has already been serviced, foul odors usually come from a broken wastewater pump. That's because waste can't get pumped through to the tank, so it builds up in the pipes. You can eliminate the odor by installing a new wastewater pump. 

You've Got Slow Drains Throughout the House

If you've got a few slow drains in the house, you could be dealing with a clog. But, if all the drains in your house are moving slowly, the problem is with your septic tank. If you haven't had the tanks pumped in a few years, get that done as soon as possible. If that doesn't resolve the issue, it's time to invest in a new wastewater pump. 

You've Got Sewage Backing Up Into the House

If you're seeing brown water come up through the tub drains, you might think your septic tanks need to get pumped. But, if your septic tanks have gotten pumped already, a broken wastewater pump could be causing the problem. Backups can happen when your wastewater pump can't push liquids through to the septic tank. To stop the backups, replace your wastewater pump. 

Contact a local septic tank service to learn more about wastewater pumps.