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Hazards of Not Having Your Septic Tank Pumped Regularly

Modern-day advancements in sewage removal are nothing short of incredible. Without public sewer systems and septic tanks, wastewater would be running and standing freely, causing any number of problems. Home septic systems offer a wide range of benefits over public alternatives, but without routine Charlotte NC septic tank cleaning, the systems can certainly bring about their own fair shares of issues.

Health Hazards

It's no secret exposure to wastewater isn't safe. From the chemicals and dangers of gray water to the potentially deadly pathogens in black water, any number of health issues are sparked by sewage. If your septic tank isn't maintained properly, all these hazards could make their way back into your home and expose everyone inside to the illnesses lurking within. At the same time, proper cleanup takes time, money, and incredible amounts of effort.

Costly Home Repairs

When sewage backs up into a home, it can seep into flooring, walls, and structural elements. Aside from leaving a noxious lingering odor, this can cause a great deal of water damage and pave the way for mold growth. Repairs and replacements may be anywhere from moderate to extensive, but they're always costly. They might not be covered by homeowner's insurance if you've failed to have your septic tank maintained.

Landscaping Damage

In addition to bringing dangers and damage into the home, improperly maintained septic tanks can cause plenty of destruction outside. Wastewater could seep out of the tank or its incoming and outgoing pipes and work its way up to the surface. This, on its own, is sure to wreak havoc on your lawn, but crews coming in to set things right may have to dig up the yard as well. Any lush, green grass, thriving shrubs, and other landscape features in the vicinity are likely to suffer as a result.

If you haven't had your septic tank cleaned in five years or more, or if you're not sure when it was last pumped, it's best to be proactive rather than reactive. Contact AAA City Plumbing to set up an appointment. Don't run the risk of exposing your family to pathogens and leaving your property vulnerable to damage.