When it comes to owning a septic system, it’s important to know what is normal and what is abnormal, so that you can spot problems before they become big issues. No matter what kind of plumbing or septic system you have in your home, you’re bound to hear some strange sounds from time to time; however, a healthy system should be relatively quiet. Here’s how to know which sounds are normal and which sounds may indicate you have a problem.
If you start to hear gurgling sounds from your pipes after flushing the toilet or when running water, this could definitely be a sign of trouble. The most common cause of gurgling noises from pipes is that your septic tank is full and needs to be pumped. Contact a septic tank company immediately. A full septic tank can quickly become a big problem, causing toxic sewage backups on your property or even inside your home.
Trickling or Running Water From the Tank
Groundwater does flow into your tank; however, you shouldn’t be able to hear it. If you start to hear a trickling sound like water in a stream, this could be a sign of a leak in your tank. The sound you’re hearing is probably groundwater leaking into your tank through a small hole. Leaks should be addressed immediately by a reputable septic company.
High Pitched Beeping
If you hear a high pitch beeping near your septic tank, it is coming from an alarm within the tank. Alarms are installed to indicate when the tank is full and needs to be pumped. Alarms are a great idea if you have a large household and may need your tank pumped more frequently than the average home.
When in doubt, call Affordable Pumping Services. If you’re hearing any sounds coming from your septic system, it’s best to have it checked by a professional. Call for an appointment today.