If you detect the smell of sewage anywhere around or in your home, something is not right. Any unpleasant sewage odors seeping out of your system can indicate that your drain field may need repairs. A septic system that is operating properly remains airtight, keeping all gases, liquids, and solids within your pipes and septic tank. All homes require either a septic system or a city sewer. A break in this system will manifest as a strong, foul stench and should be addressed quickly to prevent any further progression of the problem into a sewage backup.
If you walk around your yard and notice a wet spot, standing water, or sewage surfacing, your lawn is trying to warn you of unseen problems with your septic system. Surfacing sewage can result in disease and environmental health should be a concern to everyone. However, early signs of septic trouble actually present at the other end of the spectrum. Abnormally green grass can indicate the start of a small leak. Although you may think the grass is greener on the other side, it is not at the end of this scenario. Letting a leak go unrepaired can result in a sewage back up nightmare inside your home. If you notice anything out of the ordinary, call us to check it out!
Have your drains been going down slowly or making scary gurgling noises? Has wastewater backed up into your showers, sinks or toilets? These are all signs that your drains have entered the danger zone! If you are experiencing slow drainage or continuous clogging, your septic system or city sewer may have a blockage. You’ll need to schedule septic pumping or drain cleaning to help restore proper flow in your plumbing system.
WE RECOMMEND REGULAR SEPTIC PUMPING EVERY 3-5 YEARS.
This can also depend on water usage and the number of people living in the home as well as the condition of the septic system. Most homeowners forget about their septic systems because it is out of sight, out of mind. Regular maintenance can prevent sewer backups or other unforeseen costly repairs or replacements. This analogy can be compared to maintaining your vehicle as with oil changes giving longer life. The same concept applies for your septic tank/sewer system being that it is like the engine in your home.