Your septic tank is one of the largest and most important systems in your home. Unfortunately, no septic system is invincible. Things break – including septic tanks. The key is recognizing when your septic tank is malfunctioning so that you can call for septic repairs or septic tank replacement before it causes damage to your home and property.
First and foremost, it is important to determine if your septic system is simply malfunctioning or failing altogether. Most of the time, if your system is malfunctioning and it gets ignored, you will end up with septic system failure. Failure is the worst-case scenario.
Malfunctions are most likely to develop due to improper maintenance or operation. It is your job as a septic owner to schedule routine pumping and maintenance for your septic tank, which should be performed every 2-3 years depending on the size and occupancy of your tank. The way you use your septic tank can also result in malfunction, such as flushing sanitary products, sending grease down your kitchen drain, changing your landscaping, using too much water, paving areas into drain field, etc.
It is possible that you’ve changed the flow of your wastewater system without even knowing it. Therefore, it is important that you are able to identify signs of malfunction before it results in failure. Call a septic expert if you notice things like wet spots on your lawn, odors in your home and slow-flushing toilets. While regularly scheduled maintenance and septic inspections are the most surefire way to prevent malfunction, it is equally important to address signs of septic malfunction as quickly as possible.
At Metro Septic, we can help you avoid septic malfunction and septic failure. Call our dedicated septic professionals today.