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How To Identify A Clogged Septic Tank

How To Identify A Clogged Septic Tank

Your septic system’s job is to dispose of your household’s wastewater from the showers, sink, toilets, and other plumbing fixtures in your home. However, if there is a clog somewhere in your septic tank, the system won’t be able to do its job correctly. That’s why it’s so important to be able to spot the signs of a septic tank clog, so you can address it immediately before problems arise. Here’s how to identify a clogged septic tank.

Sewage Backup

The most obvious sign of a septic tank clog is a sewage backup in your home. Sewage backups can appear in shower drains, sinks, and toilets. Usually, you’ll smell the sewage before you see it. If you suspect a sewage backup, call your septic tank company immediately. Use their 24/7 Emergency line if it’s after business hours. Septic backups need to be addressed as soon as they happen for the safety of everyone in your home. Never attempt to fix or clean a septic backup yourself. Always call the pros.

Slow Drains

If your bathtub or sink begins to drain slowly, this could be a sign of a septic clog. However, it could point to an isolated plumbing issue if it’s just one drain. But when multiple drains are working slowly, you most likely have a septic system issue on your hand. Call your septic tank company right away to diagnose the problem.

Strange Sounds Coming from Your Pipes

When a septic tank or one of its components is clogged, water will begin to back up and try to squeeze through the pipes. The struggling water flow causes a gurgling sound. You may hear this gurgling coming from your walls, your floors, or anywhere near your plumbing fixtures. Call your septic company right away if you hear these kinds of sounds.

If you suspect a septic tank clog for these or any other reasons, call Affordable Pumping right away. We’re here for all your septic system needs.

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