In many rural and suburban areas, septic systems are the standard method for disposing of residential and commercial wastewater. There are a number of things you can do yourself to maintain your tank and avoid septic problems. So, when the demands of your household and your septic tank in sync, a well-maintained system will serve you will for many years. However, if you suspect a problem with your septic system, it’s important to call a professional for septic services right away.
If you have regular maintenance performed, it is likely that you won’t experience septic problems. However, when you notice your drain field is leaking or you have foul odors coming from your yard, this is a good indicator there is trouble! The drain field soil can no longer accept the water from your septic tank, and when this happens, organic materials cannot be processed as they should.
If you’re having problems, you’ll know by the smell that may be emanating from your drains or toilet, or you may simply notice a slightly bad odor inside your home. Remember, a septic system smell is always bad news and will most certainly require septic services.
Some possible causes of septic problems could include the following:
- Trees or shrubs have made their way into your sewer line, causing a blockage.
- The sewer line leading to your property is old and has started to corrode in certain spots.
- There’s a blockage in the municipal main line. Without early detection, you could end up with a sewage backup in your home.
At Lee Kirk & Sons Septic, we offer a full range of septic services. Contact us today for a free estimate and make us your go-to team for all your septic system needs.