Common Septic Tank Problems and Warning Signs

When it comes to septic tanks, there are a few things that can go wrong. Although these systems come with many benefits, there are some things you need to pay careful attention to. We can fix just about any issue you run into, but being able to identify warning signs is always important. Follow this guide to learn more about some of the most common septic tank problems.

One of the most prevalent and identifiable issues you may experience with a septic tank is a soakaway failure. Some of the telltale signs of a soakaway failure include a gurgling sound in all of your drains, toilets that overflow every time you flush them, bad odors coming from the building and outside, and toilets that take a long time to flush away water.

A more general but still important thing to be aware of is the fact that tanks can deteriorate over time. This is something to be especially aware of if you have an older septic tank, more properties have recently joined the system, or you are noticing strange noises coming from the tank itself.

Other issues can pop up if you fail to empty your septic tank on a yearly basis. The last thing you want is excess sludge clogging up the opening and filling your soakaway pit. This can lead to the entire septic system failing, and could even cause major damage to the tank itself.

These are just a few of the most common issues you may experience with your septic system. If you are noticing any early warning signs, or just want to ensure you tank is operating smoothly, give us a call today!

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