Signs You Have A Septic Tank Problem

When you think of plumbing problems you could experience in your home, you probably think of a leaking faucet, clogged drain, running toilet, or a lack of hot water. While those are definitely all inconvenient issues, you’re probably forgetting about an important system that can majorly affect your home — your septic system.

If you experience any of these issues, you may have a septic tank problem on your hands.

Gurgling Water

When you flush your toilet or run water down a drain, do you notice the sound of water gurgling? Those sounds are often caused by water moving past air pockets in a clogged septic tank. Luckily, you can solve this problem by having the tank pumped to remove the clog.

Awful Odors

We all know not to go opening up the toilet after certain members of the family have used the bathroom. But if there are putrid smells coming from your toilets and drains no matter the time of day, you probably have a clogged septic tank.

When the tank is clogged, water and waste have nowhere to go, so they sit in your pipes — and their smells make their way back up to your drains and linger there. Gross!

Muddy Water Near Your Basement

While a good bought of rain can make for a muddy yard, if you notice consistently wet, muddy patches of grass, especially near your basement, that may be a sign that your septic tank is overflowing.

Water Backup

If you turn on your faucet and let the water run down the drain, check to see if the water in your toilet starts to rise to? That typically indicates that you have a backup in your septic tank and the water (and eventually waste) has nowhere to go but back up other drains.

 

Septic tank problems are nothing to ignore and should be handled right away to avoid bigger, messier problems. The experts at Ace Solves It All can inspect your system and offer solutions to solve any issues you may have.

For more information or to schedule a service, give us a call at 407.850.4900.

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