No More Stinky Septic Problems

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No More Stinky Septic Problems

When I moved into my new house, I assumed that the residence used a city sewage system like the four houses I lived in previously. The homeowner did not tell me about the septic tank and I did not think to ask. Not only was I not informed of the septic system, but I was not told that the tank had not been cleaned in six years. I started to smell a foul odor from my toilet soon after I moved in and there seemed to be a disgusting discharge building on my lawn. I knew that I had a serious problem when raw sewage started to come back up through my toilet. After an investigation by a plumber and an emergency septic service call, my septic tank was emptied and repaired. I now know that septic care is extremely important and I want you to know this too.


How To Tell If Your Septic Tank Is In Need Of Repair

If you rely upon a septic system on your property to effectively contain and divert water and waste, you need to be aware of potential problems that can arise. Knowing the signs that indicate a problem with the tank helps you to know when to contact a residential septic repair service to remedy the problem. Here are indications that your septic requires an evaluation. 

The Tank Is Slow To Drain

If your septic tank fills up quickly, and you find yourself contacting services to pump it out more often than you had in the past, there is a potential that the tank is suffering from an issue at the distribution box area. This is usually made from concrete and is attached to the pipes that divert wastewater toward your drainage field. If this portion of the tank happens to become damaged by collapsing or becoming clogged due to a structural issue, the tank needs repair work to continue to do its job properly. When you have your tank pumped, ask that the tank is thoroughly inspected for damage so it can be repaired promptly.

Sewage Backs Up Into Your Home

If you find that you are having wastewater coming up via the drains in the lowest floor of your home, it is likely the tank is full and needs to be pumped immediately. This would not happen if you routinely have your tank pumped. If the problem happens when you are certain the tank was not at risk of filling, there is likely an issue with the tank and/or drainage piping system. It is best to make a call to a repair service to request emergency service. Failing to remedy the issue can lead to illness to those in your household, as well as extensive cleaning sessions to remove odorous water from your home.

Water Pools In Your Yard

If there is damage to the drainage pipes connected to your septic tank, a septic repair service is needed to take a look at the problem so new pipes can be inserted if necessary. Pipes can shift out of place over time due to being pushed upon by tree roots. If an underground animal burrows nearby, the pipes can also move. This causes wastewater to accumulate, causing saturated ground and odor. If you notice puddling in your yard in the area between your tank and the drainage field, contact a specialist to evaluate your system right away.

Reach out to a company like Skips Wastewater Services to learn more.