When Should I Get My Septic System Repaired?
Your septic system goes underground, so it can be easy to overlook any problems it's experiencing, but that doesn't mean its problems aren't serious, nor does it mean that you can't detect problems with your septic system. These problems manifest themselves in ways that you can see and - grossly enough - smell, so it doesn't matter whether you can see your septic system or not. You'll always know when it's time for septic repairs! But do these signs require any special knowledge or extra attention to spot? Not at all! In fact, the signs of septic problems all but hit you square in the face! To help you quickly identify these issues as specific septic issues, our septic treatment pros here at Superior On-Site Solutions have compiled a short list of some of the most common signs of septic system failure!
Your Drain Field Area Is Soggy
Your drain field is the system that disposes of organic materials within your septic system. It is an important component of your system, but once your septic system overflows, your drain field could overfill, causing your backyard to become flooded with wastewater. This is a nasty problem that could lead to some serious health problems for you and your family, so as soon as you notice sewage backing back into your yard, you need to call a septic system specialist immediately!
Your Wastewater Is Backing Back Into Your House
If you attempt to flush your toilet and the water backs up, you could be dealing with a clogged septic system. Like your backyard, if sewage begins to enter back into your home, you could be facing some serious health problems down the road. To avoid potential sickness, you need to call a septic specialist as soon as you notice wastewater in your home.
One of the most pervasive and most unpleasant signs of septic system issues is bad odors. These come from the aforementioned problems: sewage in your home and backyard. But they also come from the great amount of toxic sulfur in the area. If you are breathing in this smell, then you are breathing in all of the disease-causing nastiness that the smell and its source (sewage) carry. Don't breathe in disease. Get septic repairs done today and breathe easily from then on.
The Bottom Line
A poorly functioning septic system can make your life unpleasant in a variety of ways. It can cause filthy sewage to back up into your home or yard, and more than that, it can expose you and your family to diseases that are present in wastewater. If you are experiencing any of these issues, then contact our septic repair experts today!