A properly functioning septic system is a vital part of your home. It removes waste from your home to manage, treat, and filter it without causing harm to you, your family, or the environment. If your septic system is not working correctly, then a new septic system can be an investment in your safety, comfort, and property value. Here are some signs that may indicate it’s time for a new septic system.
Noisy Toilets or Drains
A sign that your septic tank is full of waste is that the flush valve starts to make loud noises as it opens and closes. This means that the water pressure in your house is being used to force the waste out of the tank. Contact a professional to see if your tank needs to be pumped. If it doesn’t, or this continues after the tank is pumped, it might be time for a new system.
Slow Draining Pipes and Foul Odors
If you have slow draining pipes and foul odors in your home, it could be a sign that your system needs to be pumped or cleaned. Be mindful that pumping or cleaning often is not the same thing as pumping routinely. If your septic system requires to be serviced more frequently, it may be because your system is coming to the end of its lifespan and needs to be replaced.
If your toilets do not flush quickly enough or your sinks frequently back up, contact a professional to see if the clog can be cleared. However, if you experience backups soon after this service, there may be an issue with the tank itself. This can be a sign that a new tank may be necessary.
The signs above indicate you may need a new septic system. This isn’t always the case, so it would be prudent to have a professional assess it. Contact us to learn about scheduling an inspection to find out if you need a new septic system.