3 Indicators Your Septic System Has Failed
Hopefully, you’re practicing a good preventative maintenance routine when it comes to your septic system. It’s unlikely you will have to experience any of the following indicators if a reliable service provider is taking care of you. However, if you have yet to enroll the help of a professional septic maintenance team, read on to learn more about possible signs of failure.
When your septic system is working properly, the smelly elements should be broken down inside of it, keeping foul odors enclosed or underground. The smell should never make it back to the house or near the septic components. However, when the system fails, the tank cannot break down this material properly, and one of the results is the distinct smell of sewage. It is actually methane gas and is comparable to rotten eggs.
Leach fields are important parts of the septic process, allowing filtered water to seep back into the ground after harmful bacteria has been broken down inside the tank. However, there are several things that can disrupt this system and cause the drain field to flood with water that has not been processed. If you notice puddles or marshy areas over your leach field, your septic system has malfunctioned. It could be due to a number of factors including heavy rains, bad soil, crushed pipes, or even root intrusion.
Clogs and backups are common problems with any kind of drainage or pipe system, but having sewage flow back into the home is a sign of a serious problem. Before things get this bad, watch for signs like slow drains, gurgling sounds in the pipes, and sewage odors in the house.
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Septic tanks and the associated parts are expensive investments, so it’s important to take care of your system. If you are experiencing any of these indications of failure, rely on a company with decades of industry expertise. We can quickly assess the exact cause of the problem and make the repairs at a fair price. Contact EarthCare or Request Service Now.