Septic tank issues
Something that most people are afraid of when it comes to septic tanks, it’s the number of issues they can have or cause in your property.
However, I want to let you know before we go deeper into this topic that, if a septic tank has an issue, it’s because the persona doesn’t maintain it properly, at least most of the time.
Now, there are a few times where the septic tank won’t work correctly and will have some problems that you will be able to notice thanks to some signs that will tell you “there’s something wrong”.
Most of the issues you can encounter when you have septic tanks are related to the tank being full or the drainage isn’t working properly, maybe because there’s too much solid on it.
Most of the time, you can solve these problems by cleaning or pumping your tank, which is the normal maintenance you should carry out every three or four years to keep your septic tank in optimal conditions.
If you haven’t had a problem so far because you maintain your tank well or because it is new, then you probably don’t know which problems you can face. Here’s a list of a few of them.
- Sewage backing up. This is when the black water return to your toilet, bathroom, and other places from where the wastewater comes from.
- Excess water in your yard because the tank is too full and isn’t processing the wastewater properly.
- Foul odors, which regardless of what people think, isn’t a common characteristic, actually, your tank shouldn’t emit odors.
Those are to name just a few, but are also the most common ones when it comes to septic tanks. When you are having any issues, you need to contact a professional or the company that installed the septic tank for you.
You only have to carry out some maintenance and in the worst case, depending on if the tank got damaged, you will have to repair or replace it, but this isn’t too necessary most of the time.