Your septic system can fail for many different reasons. These reasons include flushing things like diapers that are not supposed to be flushed, a toy being flushed, grease being flushed, using a garbage disposal and more. It is important that you call us the minute that you see any issues with your septic system. If you do not, this could lead to the problem worsening. You could end up with sewage flooding both your house and your yard. Typically, before your septic system gets full, you will have signs that it is filling. It is important that you pay attention to these symptoms.

Foul Odors

One of the most common signs of a faulty septic system is that you will smell it. The smell will be of raw sewage. You may smell it outside where your drains are, or you may even smell it in your house. The smell will be strongest when you flush your toilet. Any time you smell your septic tank like this, it is time to call us to get it serviced immediately. Your drain lines are clogged, or your septic system is full.

Pooling Water

If you start to see pooling water in your yard around where your septic tank and drain lines are, you may have an issue with a full system. When your septic system is functioning as it should, you will not see any water. All the wastewater is properly distributed underground. If you start seeing puddling water, you have an issue. Another thing to look out for is that the grass around the drain field will look very green and lush. If you see this, please call us as soon as possible.

Slow drains

If you have slow drains, this may indicate an issue with your septic system. For example, if your toilet drain is slow to drain, and you have tried unclogging it to no avail, you may have a clogged septic system or full system. If you notice a gurgling sound, this is a strong indicator of something being wrong with your septic system. It is important that you get this taken care of immediately. There may be a clog somewhere in the system. If this is left untreated, wastewater can start to backup outside or even in your home. This can cause an expensive and dangerous mess quickly.
Sewage Backup

Unfortunately, sewage back up will happen from time to time. You will see wastewater that will back up into your bathtubs, under your sinks, and even your toilets. Some people even have wastewater that will seep into their basement. This major failure of your septic system will require professional help. You do not want to clean the mess up yourself. Professionals are there to help septic tank cleaning as well as repair the system. Dealing with wastewater can be hazardous to you and your family’s health. If you see any indication of sewage backup, please call our office immediately.

When your septic system goes out, it can be an extreme headache. Fortunately, your system usually gives you signs before any kind of major damage. It is important that you always pay attention to your septic system, and get any problems corrected as soon as possible. Contact American Freedom Plumbing today to ensure that your septic tank is running correctly and safely.

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