A septic system failure can lead to major disasters for homeowners. That’s why it’s imperative to properly maintain your septic tank and have it pumped regularly. But even when taken care of, problems can arise. Knowing what to look out for can end up saving you frustration, time and money. Here are the signs of a failing septic tank; you should contact your septic system company at the first sign of any of the following.
Toilet and Drain Backups
This is probably the most obvious sign of a failing septic tank. When a tank is overfilled, or not draining correctly, you’ll begin to experience backups in your toilets, sinks, and tubs. Most of the time, the backups will have a foul smell and a greyish appearance. Call Affordable Pumping Services at the first sign of any backups. Ignoring the problem or putting it off can result in a toxic and disastrous sewage backup inside your home that could cost a fortune to repair and clean.
Strange Gurgling Sounds
When a septic tank is failing, the components and pipes responsible for transporting wastewater will be compromised. This causes the liquid inside to drain slowly or build pockets or clogs. Clogged septic pipes cause strange noises. You may notice muffled gurgling sounds coming somewhere within your plumbing system. This is a telltale sign that you have a problem. It may end up just being an isolated pipe issue. However, a professional septic company will have to do investigating to determine the cause of the noise.
Lush Green Grass and Plant Life in the Drain Field
Your drain field is where septic waste is filtered through your tank to the surrounding soil. If you notice a sudden growth of lush green grass or plant life in one area of your drain field, this could mean an excessive amount of waste is leaking out of your tank. A leaking tank needs to be addressed immediately.
If you notice any of these signs of a failing septic tank, or have any other septic system needs, call Affordable Pumping Service right away. We even offer 24/7 Emergency Service!