If your home is not connected to a city sewer system, it is probably connected to an individual septic system that traps and treats household water waste. These important systems need maintenance so they can provide reliable service to your home. Here are three signs your septic tank may be in need of repair.
The health of the grassy area above a septic system, or drain field, is often a good indicator of the health of the system. If the grass is thicker and greener than the rest of the lawn, liquid from your system might be rising excessively. While some liquid is good, too much can be an indication that your septic system is in need of repair.
Pools of Water
If water is pooling in the drain field, it may be an indication that your tank needs service. Wastewater will always remain underground with a properly working septic system. Pooling could indicate a full tank or clogged drain field pipes.
Your sense of smell could tell you something is wrong with your system before you see any signs. A full tank will emit foul-smelling odors. Your tank may need service if you can smell it when you are outside.
Septic system maintenance will help your system last its life expectancy, and possibly longer. If your septic tank is showing signs of needing repair, contact Hansen Plumbing Inc. today.