Signs You Need a New Septic Tank

Your septic tank is an integral part of your home and without it you’d have to manually clean your own toilets. Many home and business owners will neglect their ttank and over time it will slowly degrade. This will make it easier for it to break and ruin your home. 

The Signs that You Need a New Septic Tank

Paying attention to your septic tank is something on the back of many home and business owners minds. Out of sight, out of mind. But it will be completely in your face when it breaks in the middle of a busy work day. The best way for you to prevent a catastrophic breakdown is to ensure that you know the signs you need a new septic tank. 

Awful Smells

A malfunctioning septic tank will start leaking it’s contents. The smell is one of the things that will definitely tip you off when your septic tank is malfunctioning or needs to be replaced. The first thing you’ll notice when you need to replace your septic tank is going to be the smell. You’re going to be smelling terrible stenches from your toilets or sinks.

Overflow and Puddles In Your Yard

Rain is something that can cause puddles and pools of water to form on your yard. However, you may have a problem once these puddles start forming when it’s sunny and there isn’t a cloud in the sky. This means that it is leaking and that the leak has gotten so bad that the ground can’t absorb it all. The worst part is that these puddles can be cesspools of disease that can get you sick with various sewer borne diseases like leptospirosis.

Your Toilets and Sinks Are Backing Up

This is the worst case scenario and is usually the signal that prompts most home and business owners to replace their septic tanks. Initially you’ll notice flushing water and waste will take a short while before it all flows down. Eventually the wastewater will start backing up out of the toilets and sinks and all you can do is call an emergency plumber to temporarily fix the problem.  

Weeds and Plant Life are Growing Better Near Your Septic Tank

Wastewater is surprisingly a great fertilizer for any greenery in your yard. This means that any leaks from it into the ground will provide that area of your yard with the perfect environment for weeds to grow. You’ll notice that the area above it will have greener and more vibrant grass or plant life.

Maintenance Is Needed More and More Frequently

Like most modern amenities, septic tanks will slowly get worn down as the years go by. The wastewater and filth going through it will wear it’s parts down and cause them to rust. Once you notice that you’re having to conduct maintenance too often then it might need to be replaced by an expert. 

A great way to prolong your septic tank is to ensure that you conduct the proper maintenance and to use a bacterial culture to help ease the amount of waste it has to deal with. Contact us today for the best bacterial culture products to prolong the life of your septic tank!