Wondering if your septic system has reached the end of its useful lifespan? A septic system that isn’t working right can cause extensive damage not just to your property but also to the environment. While septic system replacement is not a trivial expense, it may be a necessary one depending on your situation.
Here are some of the common warning signs indicating that you need a new septic system.
You’re noticing standing water with no apparent cause
Noticing pools of water on your property even though there’s been no rain? A percolating septic system may be to blame. Pools or puddles on your property can indicate that the ground isn’t absorbing the water that’s leaving the tank.
Protect your own health and safety, and schedule an inspection as soon as you see puddles of water with no clear cause.
You’re noticing funky smells
It’s no secret that sewage has an unmistakable smell. If you or your guests are noticing a rotten smell at your property, problems with the septic system may be to blame—it could even indicate that your tank is overflowing. Reach out to your septic service professionals to see whether you just need a pump or if you need an entirely new septic system.
Your drains are acting up
Since all the drains and toilets in your property are connected to your septic system, slow-moving drains can be an indication of a damaged or overfull tank. While problems with a single drain may be due to something as simple as a clog, if you’re noticing issues with several drains, you’re likely dealing with a septic problem. Test the toilets around your property; if they’re all flushing slowly, it’s likely your septic system needs service.
Your sewage is backing up
Anytime sewage backs up into a home or business is a cause for alarm. Call your service professional immediately after noticing a backup, since this is a problem that won’t get better on its own.
Your grass is changing in color or density
One of the most common indications of a damaged septic system is a change in the appearance of your lawn. Noticing strange patches of grass that are denser and darker than the rest of the lawn? You’re likely dealing with drain field problems or leaks in the system, as sewage escapes the tank and provides fresh fertilizer for the grass, causing perceptible growth.
If you’re concerned about the condition of your septic system, ease your worries by getting a professional inspection. Get in touch with the team at Countryside Construction Inc. and schedule your inspection today. We’ve designed, installed and serviced septic systems for over four decades, and we can help you determine whether septic tank replacement is the right choice for your situation.
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