A well-maintained septic tank could last 20 to 30 years before it needs a replacement—but rest assured, that day will come. If your septic system is failing, there are usually a few signs. You might need to replace your tank if:
- You notice sewage backing up into toilets, sinks, showers, and bathtubs.
- Your sinks, bathtubs, and showers drain very slowly.
- You see standing water or notice damp spots around your septic tank.
- You smell sewage around your septic tank.
- The grass around your septic tank is noticeably darker or more vibrant than the rest of your lawn and feels spongy (sewage can actually act as fertilizer).
Proper maintenance is the best way to increase the lifespan of your septic system's lifespan. Inspect your system every one to three years and pump your tank every three to five years. If you notice any issues, contact Morse Engineering and Construction.