As the summer quickly approaches and school is let out, the warm days and long nights have many families ready to take a much-needed vacation. Last weekend I boarded the largest ship in the world for a three day cruise to the Bahamas. Outside of enjoying endless Pina Coladas, tropical weather and white sand beaches I couldn’t stop thinking about the ship that we were on. Not because of the ocean views, rock climbing walls thirty foot water slides or zip line, I couldn’t help but think about how with over 5,000 people and unlimited food options how mighty the ships plumbing system had to be. The huge ship reminded me of a small city and with one system responsible for the waste of everyone on board, I was impressed.
While most people try not to think about what happens after they flush their toilet, as the owner of a septic repair company it is my passion to learn everything there is to know about waste removal systems so that we can provide solutions to our clients no matter how big the problem. As wonderful as it is to own your own home, similar to a vacation, when problems arise in your dream home, it can suddenly become a total nightmare. While issues such as sunburn or a faulty sump pump can be simple fixes, once you realize that you have a septic problem, it is usually too late for a minor repair.
Whenever you use the plumbing in your home; from washing your hands to taking a shower, you are interacting with your property’s complex sewage system. The control center, or brains of the operation of which, being your septic tank. When it comes to their sewage system, many homeowners are unaware of the importance of knowing how to properly maintain their septic tanks so it isn’t until there is a problem that they begin to take notice. Though your septic system is beneath the surface of your home, like an iceberg it can cause as much damage to a home as the Titanic. Luckily system issues with your septic tank offer multiple signs that something is wrong
Here Are five Signs That You Need to Repair Your Septic System Right Now
1. Slow Drains
Although a slow drain from one area in your home usually means that you have a simple clog. However, if water and sewage from toilets, drains, and sinks are backing up into the home at the same time, It’s a sign you have a septic problem. This could be occurring because the water is moving slowly through the septic tank because of sludge buildup at the bottom.
2. Bad Odors
The most common cause of excreting odors from a septic tank is that the tank is full and needs to be emptied, but this can also be an indicator that your tank needs to be repaired. If your yard begins to strongly smell of septic tank odor, this may be an indication that the plumbing vent pipe needs to be extended. In most cases, wind will carry odors away from the home; however, depending on where you live, a carbon filter may be required. Carbon filters are added to the top of the plumbing vent in order to help regulate the odors from the septic tank. It is advised to change this filter every 1 to 5 years.
3. Standing Water
If you have water in your yard from your septic system, this is a major sign that something is wrong. However there may not be an issue with the tank but rather from a failing drain field. The drain field is apart of the septic system where liquid from the septic tank flows into your yard. Usually you can replace the drain field without needing to repair the septic tank.
4. Bright Green Grass Over the Septic Tank or Drainfield
One indicator that there is still water in your yard is when one particular patch of grass is greener than the rest. This may falsely appear to be a good sign, but in reality it indicates that the system is malfunctioning.
5. Gurgling sounds
One cause of gurgling is that your septic tank is too full. Because the sewer lines are blocked, the tank will not drain properly and water will not be able to flow out as it should.
At Easy Clean Septic we have helped many homeowner’s avoid costly repairs helping them to properly maintain their septic systems so that they last for decades. If you’ve noticed any of the signs above, and you need septic repair in Atlanta or surrounding area; 678-532-1276 for a quote today and see how we can help you!