Septic tank problems
When we add something new to our house, we don’t expect it to fail or have problems anytime soon. Even when we have a few old things, we don’t expect them to fail us unexpectedly. However, it is unavoidable and it has to happen at least once unless we keep them well maintained and working perfectly.
When it comes to septic tanks, it is the same. They can cause problems or have them, just like everything in the world. Therefore, you need to keep an eye and look for signs to prevent the septic tank affects your property or its own condition.
A septic tank can be full, maybe it cracked or something is wrong with the rest of the septic system. There are so many possibilities that it’s hard to determine what is going on.
Therefore, here’s a list of some signs and problems that are telling you the septic tank is failing or has a problem:
- Showers, sinks, bathtubs, and any other drainpipe or system is very slow.
- There’s spongy lush grass over the tank even during dry weather, although it shouldn’t be there any time of the year. Most of the time this represents it is full or there’s a crack.
- Emits foul odors. This isn’t normal as most people may think.
- You can hear gurgling sounds in the plumbing system.
- The grass or the area where the drain field is located is overflowed with wastewater or pretreated water.
- The wastewater returns to your house.
If you see any of these signs, you need to inspect the septic tank as soon as possible or it will get only worse from now on. The problems that your tank may be having are probably related to a tank almost full or the pipes and drain field isn’t working properly.
There are many options, so make sure to employ an inspector that can evaluate your tank and first of all, maintain it well to avoid any of these problems happening in the future.