How To Know If Your Septic Tank System Is Having Problems

It is vital that you are aware of the signs that there is a problem with your septic system. This way, you can get the professional help that you need before it is too late and there is raw sewage all over the place.

You Hear Some Gurgling Sounds In The Sink Drains

When you run water down the sink drain, do you hear a lot of gurgling sounds in the pipes? If so, you will want to figure out if this sound is only coming out of the one drain or all of the drains. Have friends or family stand by the other sinks in the house after you run a lot of water down one of the drains. If the noise is contained to just the one drain, then the problem is most likely not your septic system, but a clog in the pipe that extends from your sink to the main septic line. However, if you have discovered that the noise is happening in every drain, you need to call in a septic repair specialist. This is because your septic tank could be overflowing or there could be a clog in the main line that runs directly into the tank.

All Of The Drains Are Having Trouble Draining

The occasional clog in an individual drain is not really a major cause for concern. It is usually fixed with a clog dissolving solution. However, if all of the drains in the house are moving extra slow, you have a much more serious problem on your hands. There could be anything from a clog in the main line to a break in it. This would cause the water to move much slower through the drains. Calling in a professional septic system repair technician will help you determine the exact cause of the problem and quickly repair it before the lines become completely backed up and you end up with water and waste on the floors of your home.

The Yard Looks Like It Is Caving In

If the ground above and around where your underground septic tank looks as though it is sinking, you have a serious problem on your hands that can get a lot worse. It could be that the walls of the tank have collapsed, which is causing the ground above and around it to cave in. This can be a dangerous situation as the ground may continue to cave in and the tank is now leaking septic waste into the soil. A septic tank specialist will be able to replace the tank for you.

With those three signs of septic system troubles in mind, you should know when you need to call for help.

For septic tank maintenance, contact a company such as SOS Septic Inc