How to tell if the issue is an emergency…
It’s a stressful situation when something goes wrong with your septic system. You worry about property damage and the system itself completely failing, requiring a full replacement. However, not all problems are emergencies. If you’re experiencing a septic issue, watch out for these warning signs that may indicate your system is failing:
- Foul order – If you smell sewage through the pipes in your toilet, sinks, or showers, call us right away before the issue gets worse.
- Slow water draining or clogged toilets – Bathtubs, sinks, and toilets that are slow to drain or if the toilet is bubbling when you flush, especially in the lower levels of your home, are a sign that your system is clogged. It’s important not to delay or ignore this issue as the blockage can worsen and lead to sewage going back into your home.
- Standing water in the drain field – Leaking sewage is a serious health and environmental issue. If you notice puddles of wastewater in the drain field or a foul smell around it, this is a clear sign that your septic system needs attention.
If you don’t have one already, we recommend installing a septic alarm. An alarm will alert you when the water levels in your septic system are high. This gives you time to act before it becomes an emergency. Having a septic alarm can and will save you thousands of dollars in extensive repairs and property damage.