Septic System Warning Signs

Whether you’ve had your septic tank for years or you’ve recently installed a new system, understanding the warning signs that could indicate a major problem is always important. While you can expect most septic systems to run smoothly with the proper care and necessary preventative maintenance, there is always the chance that unexpected problems will arise. Pay attention to the following warning signs and you should be able to seek help before the problem becomes any bigger.

One of the most noticeable warning signs that something is wrong is if it is taking longer for water to drain when you flush any of the toilets in your home. In general, water should flush fairly quickly, especially if you have a septic system. While the time it takes for water to drain may occasionally vary by a second or two, if it starts taking a noticeably longer time you may have a problem.

Another telltale sign is if you are experiencing a foul odor around your home, particularly one that is emanating from the tank itself. In general, this is probably the most common warning sign that people notice, as it is usually hard to miss unless you have a terrible sense of smell.

Fortunately, many modern septic systems have built-in alarms, which can make for a rather obvious warning sign. If the alarm on your system starts going off, don’t ignore it. Contact professionals like the team at Freedom Septic Service to investigate the problem. No matter what type of warning signs you have experienced, we’ll get to the root of the problem and correct the issue in no time.

2 Comments

Lauren

It is very important to pay attention to the warning signs and take action after noticing. Thanks for sharing!

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Drew

These are great tips for recognizing when you need a new septic tank. A nasty smell combined with slow draining water is the first sign you should call a plumber. Thanks for sharing!

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