Septic Tank Need To Be Serviced? 3 Signs

Your septic tank in your home is your own personal responsibility. It takes care of the waste from your home and sends it to the tank that is beneath the ground in your front, back, or side yard. This tank needs to be taken care of so it doesn't end up having issues that may be concerning, or that could be hazardous, as this is human waste that you are dealing with. If your septic tank needs to be serviced, there are signs to watch out for. Read on for helpful information that may indicate your tank has an issue that needs to be addressed.

1. You Smell Foul Odors Outside Or Inside Your Home 

If you can smell foul odors either inside or outside your home, it could be a septic leak that needs to be repaired. Your tank may have a crack in it that is causing it to seep into the ground near it and it is beginning to come up to the surface. It can also get into tiny cracks in your foundation that the odors can be smelled inside your home as well. The odors may also be traveling back up through your drainage pipes if your tank is too full. It may need to be pumped out before you end up with more than odors in your home.

2. Your Drains Are Bubbling

If your tanks are bubbling back after you rinse water down the sink, flush a toilet, or run your shower, it's just a matter of time before your drains begin to overflow with raw waste back into your home. If you have sewage coming back into your home, you are going to need to have your tank pumped, or a clog cleared because this is what is causing this issue. Do not allow this to continue for too long, you need to call a plumber right away before you have a mess on your hands.

3. Your Tank Is Filling Too Quickly

If your tank is filling up too quickly, it could be that your tank is too small for your home and you may need a larger septic tank, or an additional tank added to your leach field. You may also have an issue with keeping good bacteria in your tank to eat up the solids in the tank, or the wrong types of products are being flushed or washed down your drain. In any of these cases, you should hire a plumber for help.

If you have a septic tank, it is your responsibility to take good care of it. If you notice any of the above mentioned signs, it's time to call a plumber to have your tank serviced.