As a property owner that has a septic tank on the land instead of being hooked up to a public sewage line, you need to be well aware of the signs that indicate that there is a problem. After all, the sooner you are able to spot trouble with a septic tank, the sooner you will be able to get the matter resolved and hopefully, without too much of a mess.
To help ensure that this happens, you will want to keep an eye out for these problems:
Nothing Is Smoothy Going Down the Drains Anymore
If you have found that no matter what sink you use, what tub or shower you use, or what toilet you try to flush, that the water that needs to go down the drain is always moving at a snail's pace? As long as this is an issue that is all throughout the house, it is safe to assume that the problem is either in the main drain line that runs directly into the septic tank, or it is the septic tank itself.
If it was just a single drain, the problem would not be so widely spread throughout the house. It is vital that you are hiring a septic tank professional to take care of this as quickly as you can. If you don't, you might find that the drains will go from slow moving to having septic waste water coming up back through them.
The Yard Is Smelly & Soggy
This is a bad situation because it means that your septic tank troubles have escalated and the waste water is now coming out of the tank. It is pouring out into your yard and this can be a highly toxic situation. This is why it is imperative to call for an emergency contractor should you find a smelly soggy mess in your yard near or above the spot of the septic tank. Until the contractor can arrive and resolve the problem, you will need to keep everyone including any pets you have, away from that area.
Unless you have a lot of experience working on septic tanks, or even completely replacing them, you are going to want to make sure that you are calling in an expert to assist you. This way, you know that the work that is done will be up to codes and that you should be able to go a while longer before you ever deal with another major septic tank problem. After all, while the septic tank repair services to address this problem, they should be able to examine the rest of the system. This allows them to spot potential issues before they turn into the next problem.