3 Signs That You May Need A Septic Tank Repair

One of the downsides to having a septic system is that your septic tank is hidden away out of sight well below ground. As a result, you cannot count on your ability to visually inspect this vital part of your waste system to determine when it needs repair. However, this does not mean that you need to wait until you experience a catastrophic system failure before seeking out repairs. This is because while you may not be able to see your septic tank, there are warning signs that you can see that will let you know when it is time to have your tank repaired. Keep reading to learn more about three of these signs so that you can act quickly when dealing with the need for septic tank repairs.  

#1: Your Drain Field Is Flooded 

Septic systems utilize a drain field to allow for wastewater to be safely released from your septic tank to make room for more incoming waste. When the system is working properly, only small amounts of water will be released into the drain field at any given time. This helps to prevent flooding and ensures that the soil has ample time to absorb any water that has been released before more water is introduced. However, if your septic tank needs repairs, excess water may leak into your drain field. This can cause high groundwater levels and ultimately result in puddles forming on the surface of the soil. If you notice this type of flooding in your drain field, you will want to call a plumber immediately to have your septic tank inspected. 

#2: Your Grass Has Patches That Are Much Greener Than The Rest Of The Lawn

Not all warning signs of septic tank problems may appear problematic to begin with. For example, one very common warning sign is grass that is exceptionally green or lush either in your drain field or above your septic tank. While this green grass may be aesthetically pleasing, it is often a sign of a leaking septic tank that needs to be repaired. 

#3: You Are Experiencing Drainage Issues Throughout Your Home

Your home's drainage system relies on a functioning septic system to operate properly. If your septic tank needs repairs, you may find that you begin experiencing drainage issues inside your home. For example, you may find that all of the drains in your home begin to run slowly or that there is a foul odor coming from your drains. In some cases, this may indicate something as simple as needing to have your septic tank pumped. However, these issues can also be indicative of a more serious problem with your septic system and should be addressed immediately. 

Contact a local service to learn more about septic tank repair.

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