At Brandon Septic in Brandon, Florida, our septic contractor, Sam Dean, says if you are having problems with your system, you need to call us for professional septic services right away. Unfortunately, many people overlook or fail to recognize the symptoms of a malfunctioning tank until it’s too late. It’s not a topic that’s often talked about, but there is a lot of value in knowing the danger signs of a system in trouble.
Here, are 3 red flags that you’re in need of septic services:
- Foul Odors: This is the biggest indicator that your tank is not performing as it should. The odors come from the ventilation system or the drains. The types of odors you should watch out for are sewage and rotten eggs. These are a sign that methane gas is actually seeping through the system – a clear indication of a clogged drain.
- Slow Drains: Are your drains or toilets super-slow? If so, this may be a sign that your septic system is in trouble. Maybe the drains are filled to the brim and need to be cleaned, or perhaps there is some damage in the piping. Also, if you hear gurgling noises coming from the drains, this could mean the water and waste are not flowing freely. Call us for septic services right away.
- Damp Areas Around the Tank: If you see plants growing around the tank area, you’ve more than likely got septic problems. This indicates that the tank is leaking and giving off excessive moisture. It could also mean that the drain field lines are too full, or that there is damage or a blockage. Have a septic services technician investigate.