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.
The sewer system helps you safely get rid of liquid waste from your home. However, this system probably is not something that is at the top of your mind. It is still important to keep an eye on your sewage system and know when it needs to be repaired.
Here are a few signs that your sewer lines require repairs.
Water Takes a Long Time to Go Down Your Drains
Slow-draining water can occur in bathtubs, sinks, and toilets and result from several different things. For example, your bathtub drain could get clogged if there is too much hair down the drain. However, if all the drains in your home are clogged at the same time, your sewer line is the likely culprit.
You Detect Foul Odors in Your Home
If something is wrong with your sewer line, you may notice strong odors in your home, especially in the bathroom and basement. Wastewater may be seeping into the ground, producing a rotten egg smell in your home. Call a septic repair professional immediately so that you do not have to deal with the smell much longer.
Your Grass Is Greener Than Usual
A very green lawn might not sound so bad at first. However, it may indicate a problem with your sewer line. If the patches of grass around your sewer are greener than other areas, you should contact a professional.
There Are Suddenly Pests in Your Home
Pests, like rats and mice, are a homeowner's worst nightmare. However, they are more likely to appear in your home if there is a problem with your sewer line. These pests enjoy the sewer, so they will feel comfortable in your house. To prevent them from breeding, you should contact a septic professional promptly.
Your Water Bills Have Skyrocketed
If you have noticed that your water bills have increased, you might not automatically look at your sewer line. You might think that you are taking longer showers or doing more laundry throughout the week. However, if you reduce your shower times and laundry loads and still receive expensive water bills, your sewer line may be to blame. Have a professional check your sewer line for a leak.
If you believe there is something wrong with your sewer line, you should contact a professional as soon as possible. If you ignore the problem for too long, it will only get worse and more expensive to repair.