The most reliable way to know that you need a septic tank repair is by having your septic tank inspected. A septic tank inspector can diagnose any problems that your tank might have. There are, however, a few ways that you can tell if your septic tank might be experiencing problems.
- Wet Spots– If you find a puddle in your yard near your drain field or along your underground pipeline, your septic system is not properly functioning.
- Slow Drains– If you find that the pipes are draining slowly in your house, such as your shower, tub, or sink drains, your septic tank might be unable to keep up with the amount of water going into it. If this is the case, you could need a septic tank repair.
- Foul Odors- The smell could be coming from your septic tank itself, from your drain field, or even from within your house. If it is coming from inside the house, you should call our professionals as soon as possible. If the sewage causing the smell gets into your house, it can lead to expensive cleanups and repairs.
Though a septic tank repair can be an unplanned expense and may seem unaffordable, it is much less costly than replacing your septic tank. The best way to avoid replacing your septic tank as a whole is through regular septic tank repairs and maintenance.