3 Common Septic Issues & How to Avoid Them
Be aware of the following septic problems and learn how to prevent them!
Wastewater backup indoors
When solid waste builds up above a certain level in your septic tank, it strains your entire septic system. If you begin to notice murky, foul-smelling wastewater backing up into your sinks, showers, or toilets, you’re likely overdo for a septic pump.
To avoid this problem, be sure to have your septic tank pumped regularly. It is recommended that you pump your tank every three to five years. Be sure to call us as soon as possible if you find evidence of wastewater backup in your home to prevent more serious septic problems.
Smells near the tank itself
Another sign of solid waste buildup in your septic tank is strange odors near the tank. If you’ve suddenly noticed strong smells coming from that area of your lawn, you probably need to have your septic tank pumped and checked for exterior damage and leaks.
Again, pumping your tank regularly will generally prevent this bothersome septic issue. Speak with a professional if you are unsure of how many years it has been since your last septic pump.
If you haven’t prioritized water efficiency in your home, your tank may be holding more water than it was made to hold. When your septic tank has too much water in it, the solid waste isn’t able to break down properly before moving into the drain field.
Prevent this problem by not overloading your system in the course of a day. Space out your showers and laundry loads and avoid running multiple appliances at once, like your dishwasher and shower.