When your toilet does anything other than promptly expel your waste with the push of handle, it should catch your attention. Is your toilet talking to you? Maybe this plumbing fixture isn’t using words or verbal cues, but it could still be making audible sounds that alert you something is wrong. Bubbling as well as a “weak flush” are two of the most common signs that your plumbing needs attention – especially if you rely on a septic tank.
It can be odd and even a bit creepy when your toilet starts making weird noises on its own. Most of the time, this is bubbling. Bubbling noises long after you’ve flushed can indicate a serious clog or backup. In fact, the clog could be deep into your pipes or in the septic tank itself. If left alone, these clogs can cause costly and embarrassing sewage backup into your home. Don’t ignore a bubbling toilet or a toilet that makes any other abnormal sound.
No one wants a toilet that doesn’t do its job. If you’ve used the restroom and triggered the toilet to flush, you expect a strong and quick disposal of the wastes in return. But what if the toilet seems weak, such as when it is slow to flush or refuses to flush at all. This can create panic, especially for visitors in your home. However, a weak flush can be more than an embarrassing situation. If a plunger can’t remedy the problem, your weak flush may be a warning sign that your septic tank is full or there is a clog in the plumbing lines. Again, time is of the essence. Calling a septic expert should be done immediately.
Remember Your Rules for Flushing with a Septic System
At Metro Septic, we are happy to evaluate your toilet issues and determine if they are a sign of septic system failure. However, we also like to remind our clients about the following important rules for flushing to protect your septic system function. In general, you should only flush human wastes and “septic-safe” toilet paper. The following items should never be flushed because they can cause clogs in your plumbing system:
- Feminine hygiene products
- Paper towels
- “Flushable” wipes
- Dental floss
- Cotton balls
- Liquid medication or pills
- Cigarette butts
Is your toilet trying to tell you something? Let us take a look. Call Metro Septic today for a trusted septic professional in Cartersville.