How to Tell if Septic Tanks Need Repair

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Our team at Tampa Bay Septic has dealt with countless septic problems over the years, and you can count on us to deliver the effective solutions you need. However, we also understand that you would no doubt prefer to avoid septic problems if possible, and we want to help you do that too. In our experience, the best way to avoid major malfunctions in your system is to learn to identify signs of trouble early on, and then act quickly to take care of them. In this article, we’ll go over a few ways to tell when septic tanks need to be repaired—if you notice any of the following things happening in your home, give us a call right away.

How to Tell if Septic Tanks Need Repair

  • Watch Out for Backups- The first way to tell if your septic tank needs repair is to be on the lookout for sewage backups. If waste from your tank starts coming back up through your drains, then your tank definitely has a problem that needs to be addressed.
  • Pay Attention to Your Drains- Another sign that can indicate septic tanks need to be repaired is slow drains. If water seems to take forever to drain out of your sinks, showers, or toilets, then chances are there’s a blockage somewhere in your septic system.
  • Keep an Eye on Your Lawn- A third way to determine whether septic tanks need to be repaired is to pay attention to the state of the grass around and above them. Specifically, if there are patches of grass that are unusually lush or unusually unhealthy, then your tank or drain field probably has a leak somewhere. Similarly, if there are pools of water on your lawn that won’t go away, you likely have a septic problem.