How To Tell If Your Septic Tank Needs Professional Assistance

9 December 2015
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When your property is run on a septic system, it is important to make sure that you are well aware of the signs that tell you that your septic system may be in need of the skills of a professional. To help make sure that you know these signs, you will want to review the following points.

The Smell Of Rotten Eggs

Unless you just tossed a bunch of spoiled eggs down the drain, you should not have to worry about smelling them. Therefore, if you do happen to smell rotten eggs within your drain line, then there is a very good chance that you are smelling raw sewage, as this is the familiar smell of methane gas that is produced by the septic waste. It could also be an indication that your septic tank is too full and the septic waste water is starting to build up within the drain lines, as the tank is too full. You will want to call in a professional septic tank professional who will be able to determine if there is a clog in your drain line that is causing sewage to come back up or if your lines are simply overdue for a good cleaning.

The Sound Of Gurgling

The drains in the building should not make much noise, especially a loud gurgling sound. If you do happen to hear such sounds, it is likely that you have some drain lines that are in need of a good cleaning, as a major clog could be preventing water from passing through. It could also be an indication that there is a problem where the septic tank meets the drainage line. The line could be starting to come off of the tank, which could cause large chunks of waste to clog the entire line. Of course, the problem could be in the main septic line and if that is the case, then you are going to hear the gurgling sound in every drain within the building, no matter which drain you are trying to send water down.

The Ground Is Extra Moist

If your septic tank is overdue for a draining and cleaning, you might find that the ground above it will begin to get extra soggy. This is because the sewage waste water will overflow from the tank and then saturate the ground until the issue is resolved. When this is happening, you might also notice that the grass right above and around the septic tank will appear to be much greener than the surrounding grass. It might even grow a little faster and this is because the septic water serves as a fertilizer. 

With those few things in mind, you should have no trouble making sure that you are able to spot the need to call in a professional septic tank technician like Southern Sanitary Systems Inc for the cleaning and care of your septic system.