Not every home has access to a municipal sewer system that removes waste and takes it to a treatment plant. For homes without a connection to the sewer system, a septic tank instead handles the job of treating wastewater to remove sludge and scum from it and then sending the clear water down into a drainfield.
If your home uses a septic tank, you must make sure that the tank, drainfield, and pipes remains in good repair and receive regular pumping and routine maintenance. But no matter how well you care for your property’s septic system, the tank or pipes may need repairs on occasion. When you detect signs of problems with the septic system, call on our plumbing professionals right away for repairs.
Warning signs of septic tank trouble
- Slow drains around the house: A single clogged drain is often just blockage in the drainpipe, such as from hair or food waste build-up. But when you notice that drains around your house are slow, starting with drains in the basement and first floor, there is probably a backup in the septic tank or a damaged pipe.
- Sewage entering your home: As soon as any sewage appears in your house through the drains, don’t wait to call on professionals for repairs.
- Foul smells from the lawn: If the septic tank or its pipes start to leak, you’ll notice unpleasant sewer odors and soggy spots on your lawn or other parts of your property. This could also occur because of failure in the drainfield.
- Bright green grass: Leaking sewage contains a high level of nutrients that will enter the soil and cause grass to start to grow faster and develop a brighter green hue. When you notice this occurring over the area of where the septic tank is buried, it’s something for professionals to look into.
Ken Neyer Plumbing, Inc. provides septic tank services, including repairs, in Cleves, OH.