At Quality Septic Inc., we know from experience just how unpleasant it is for our Plant City-area customers to have to deal with a septic emergency. Our experienced Florida septic repair team wants to help you avoid disasters whenever possible, and that’s exactly what you’ll do when you learn to identify the early signs of septic system trouble so you can get them taken care of promptly.
In this article, we’ll go over a few warning signs that indicate you need septic system repair services.
Common septic system issues
Like with most systems in a home, septic systems give clues when they’re not working as they should. The key for you is to recognize these clues and then act on them promptly by arranging for a licensed septic service technician to come and take a look.
For more than 25 years, Quality Septic has provided expert septic system repair for our customers, and we’re pretty familiar with the common issues that arise. Here are five things for you to look for.
The smell of sewage is unmistakable, and the only time you’ll ever smell it is when something is going wrong with your drains and/or septic system.
The raw sewage odors you smell are escaping gases, and they can be present inside your home or outside near the area where your septic tank sits. If you experience these odors, give us a call right away so we can resolve the problem quickly.
A clear, early warning sign of septic trouble is when drains throughout the home take longer and longer to empty. A single slow drain probably indicates a problem only with that drain; all drains running sluggishly point to a septic system problem.
If you’ve noticed slow drains for several days, contact us or a professional septic provider in your area to perform an inspection and get the issue fixed.
Standing water in the yard
Watch for small (or large) areas of standing water in your yard near your septic tank and/or drain field. This means you’ve got a leak that needs repair.
Green grass looks beautiful, but if the greenest grass on your property is right over your septic tank, something’s going on. This grass is receiving extra nutrients due to some kind of septic system leak that needs to be repaired right away.
As with slow drains, if a single drain in your home is backing up, you probably have an isolated problem. However, if all the drains (including sinks, showers and toilets) are backing up, it’s most certainly a malfunction within your septic system. The solution starts with an inspection to see exactly what might be happening.
Keep your septic system in great shape
By watching for the signs we outlined above, you’ll be taking a huge step toward ensuring that your septic system works as it should all year long. When you need help, our experienced crew is ready to respond promptly for routine and emergency service.
Reach a septic professional at (813) 798-0122 or get in touch through our contact form.