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Keeping Your Septic System Healthy

When I purchased a home on the outskirts of town, I was pretty nervous about using a septic system. I imagined muddy, sewage-filled landscaping and toilets that wouldn't flush. However, after I did a little research, I realized that septic care is easy if you stay on top of it. The purpose of my blog is to help others to understand the intricacies of caring for their septic systems, so that you can tackle problems early. With a little attention and maintenance, your septic tank can plug along problem free for many years to come. Save this blog as a resource so that you aren't left guessing later.

Keeping Your Septic System Healthy

Common Problems Of A Septic System

by Cathy Lewis

Did you recently begin using a septic system due to the location of the house that you bought? If the toilets in your house are struggling to drain, it is a sign that the septic system is possibly in need of attention. The worst thing that you can do is disregard the problem as being serious, and allow it to get worse before taking action. It is important to set a goal to get the system inspected and repaired as soon as possible, if you don't want the toilets to stop flushing altogether. Look through the information in this article to learn about typical problems that homeowners experience with septic systems. 

Poor Sewage Flow Out of the Septic Tank

It is important for sewage to be properly handled after it arrives inside of the septic tank. If sewage begins to flow out of the tank in a slow manner, it can lead to a backup of the plumbing lines. In such a situation, you can end up with sewage flowing out of fixtures and flooding your house. If necessary, get the filter inspected by a professional to find out if it is causing sewage to not flow out of the tank as it should. Liquid waste must be able to flow from the tank into the drainfield.

Odors on the Interior & Exterior of Your Home

Your septic system might need attention if there are bad doors on the interior and exterior of your house. The reason why is because bad odors mean that there is a possible leak somewhere within the septic system. For instance, plumbing lines that are in your house or on the outside beneath the ground might be cracked. The odor can also be the result of drainfield lines being clogged up and needing to get cleaned by a professional. You should also get the septic tank inspected in case it is cracked and leaking waste.

Strange Sounds Coming from Toilets

Have you noticed that your toilets make strange sounds throughout the day? Septic system problems can cause toilets to make gurgling noises, whether they are being flushed or not being used at all. The gurgling noises are usually the result of sewage accumulating in plumbing lines. It might be time for you to get the septic system cleaned, so sewage can flow freely through the lines. If nothing is found to be wrong with the septic system, it is possible that the toilets are simply old and weak.

For more information, talk to companies like American Septic Service.