Signs Your Septic System Needs Service

Unclogging drain from backed up septic system
Unclogging sink from backed up septic system.

The waste you dispose of in your sinks, bathtubs and toilets all lead to your septic tank. When things build up, you risk clogs and further damage to your whole system. If you ignore cleaning your septic tank, you can end up with an even bigger mess that no homeowner wants to deal with. It’s important that you know what to look for so you can reach out to a professional to maintain your system and avoid backups. Here are the signs that your septic system needs cleaning or service.

Unpleasant Odors

Who doesn’t love a fresh smelling home? But when your home sewage system isn’t taken care of, unwanted odors can sneak in. A septic system collects waste as well as dirty water from washing dishes, doing laundry, taking showers and flushing the toilet. When the tank overflows, unpleasant smells can seep through and travel into the air. Foul odors from your septic system are an immediate indication that it needs service.  

Slow Drains

A slow drain is a common problem homeowners deal with regularly. You may have a bit of debris stuck in your shower drain and can quickly unclog it yourself. However, if you notice that drains are running slowly, even after taking measures to unclog them, you may need service. Slow drains are normally one of the first indicators that service is needed.

Gurgling Pipes

Glug glug glug, there goes that strange sound from the pipes again. What’s making your pipes gurgle? The problem could lie within your septic system. When your system becomes overfull, the air will get blocked between the pipes that connect the plumbing in your house to your septic tank outside. The sound you hear is the wastewater struggling to transfer. This is a sign that your system is not draining properly and service is necessary.

Water Puddles

A pool of water is filling your yard, but strangely enough, you haven’t had any recent rain. Your septic system could be the culprit, leading to soggy patches and damage to your yard. Look around the drainfield of your septic tank. If you notice puddles of water, it’s time to call for service.

Call Supeck Septic to Service Your Septic Tank

If you notice any of these signs, you may be past due for an appointment. Supeck Septic has been providing exceptional customer care for more than 52 years with licensed technicians to clean and service your septic system. Make sure your system runs smoothly with regular maintenance and cleaning from Supeck Septic Services. Contact us at (888) 725-0209 to schedule a service visit.