Learning About Septic Services
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Learning About Septic Services

Welcome to my site. My name is Jorge. The septic company sent a notice to my home recently about pumping out the tank. After living in my home for a few years, it was time to service the septic tank to keep it in good condition for years afterward. I watched in awe as the septic truck cleared the tank and restored the function of the system. I will use this site to discuss the process of servicing the septic tank. I will also talk about repairs commonly performed on the septic components. I hope you will visit often to learn more.


Learning About Septic Services

Septic Giving You Troubles? 4 Signs It Might Be Time For A New System

Rose Austin

If your household waste is processed through a septic system, you owe it to yourself to keep it running properly. Problems with your septic tank can lead to some serious issues inside your home. If you have your septic tank emptied according to specifications – usually once every three to five years – your septic system shouldn't fail you. However, sometimes problems will arise that you're not prepared for. Those problems may be a sign that your septic is getting ready to fail you. Here are four signs you need to pay attention to.

Sluggish Toilets

If your toilets have started giving you trouble, the issue may be stemming from your septic system. Occasional clogs caused by excess toilet paper, or unusual items being flushed, can be easily taken care of with a household plunger. However, if your toilets are clogging on a regular basis, or are suddenly requiring multiple flushes to get everything out of the toilet bowl, your septic tank may be on its last legs. This is particularly true if you're hearing gurgling noises from deep inside the pipes.

Sewage Odors in Your Home

If you have a septic tank, it's normal to get an occasional whiff of sewage odors through the pipes. That's just the gases building up in the tank. If the odors are extremely noxious, or are coming up through all the drains in your home, you may be looking at a septic system malfunction. If you're smelling sewage odors throughout your home, head outside and stand over the septic system. If the odors are coming up through the soil, you should contact your septic service company as soon as possible.

Sewage Water in Your Bathtub

Once your septic system fails, it will no longer be able to process the waste that flows through your home. When that happens, you'll begin to notice raw sewage backing up through the drains – usually into the bathtubs and around the base of your toilets. If you've got foul-smelling sewage water in your bathtub, your septic system is about to fail you.

Soggy Spots in the Yard

If you haven't noticed significant problems inside the house, you might not be in the clear yet. Walk around your yard. If you find puddles in the grass, or areas that are greener than others, you have septic water leaking from the tanks. This is a situation that will need to be taken care of quickly.

Don't let your septic system fail you. If you've noticed any of the problems described here, contact a septic company like Gotta Go Green.