If you’re relatively new to living in a home that relies on a septic system, you might not always know how to deal with problems associated with it. Here are just a few signs that you should contact a central Florida septic company to service your septic tank.
Perhaps the most obvious sign that you have a problem with your septic system is a bad smell that is coming from your septic tank. This is usually due to an overflowing tank that has sewage and water seeping into the ground surrounding it, but it could be from a broken sewer line as well. In any case, don’t hesitate to contact someone to take a look at your system if your backyard starts to smell like a sewer.
Since a septic tank is mostly full of water, you might start to notice pools of standing water if there is something wrong with the tank. You might also notice that your lawn is unusually healthy immediately surrounding the tank. If you haven’t experienced any heavy rains lately yet you see pools of water in your yard, you might have a leaking or overflowing septic tank that needs to be fixed.
A single kitchen sink that doesn’t drain probably isn’t cause for alarm, but multiple drains that either drain too slowly or are backed up altogether are usually due to a problem in your sewer line or your septic tank.
It’s important to note that these signs are all potential health hazards, as is simply having puddles of raw sewage around your home. If you suspect that there is a problem with your septic system, contact someone to take a look at it as soon as you can. As always, it will be best to take care of the problem before it gets too big and too expensive to handle.