Septic Tank Problems Solved
Septic tank problems don’t generally emerge overnight. They tend to slowly build over time, gradually wearing down the effectiveness of the system as a whole. Because most of the activity happens underground, it’s easy to miss the subtle signs septic tank problems give off when they’re just starting to take hold. Unfortunately, this means that a lot of homeowners and business managers miss the cues until the whole thing goes. Our partner technicians at CMAC Septic Service have a deep understanding of how each component works together, which enables them to diagnose and troubleshoot potential septic tank problems before they become an issue.
Warning Signs of Septic Tank Problems
If you notice any of the following signs, it could be that you’re experiencing septic tank problems, and you may need to get a technician out right away.
- Standing water over the tank
- Standing water in the drain field/ leach field
- Slow or sluggish drains
- Toilets that require repeated flushes
- Bubbling or gurgling coming from the drains
- Clogged drains
- Water or sewage backing up through all the drains in the building
DIY, Call a Plumber, or Hire a Septic Pro
You can think of your system as having three main components; the lines inside your building, the tank, and the leach field. All the lines in the building come together at one main exit point, so if you have an issue at this join or anywhere after, this is when you’ll start to see sewage backing up into your house.
If you’re staring at a bathtub full of backed up sewage, you can stop reading and just call (256) 474-8281 now. You’re going to need some help. It could be a septic tank problem or a leach field issue, but whatever the case, it needs to be diagnosed by an experienced technician and corrected right away.
If you see water standing over the tank or the leach field, it could signal a problem with either one. Again, this is the time to call in a pro.
If your toilets need several flushes, there is probably some kind of backup or overflow problem with the tank. Call a pro.
If your drains are clogged, slow, or sluggish, you can run some tests to identify where the problem is. For example, if it’s a single drain, and everything else works fine, you can isolate the problem to the drain. In this case, you may be able to snake it and clear the clog. If you can’t or it doesn’t work, a plumber or septic technician should be called. Bear in mind that if the plumber cannot fix it, you’ll have to call a septic pro, so it may work out to be less expensive to start with the septic pro first. If multiple drains are clogged at the same time, you’re dealing with something at the join or in the tank. It’s better to make a call before it becomes a backup.
Call CMAC Septic Service for all Your Septic Tank Problems
If you need the help of an experienced septic system pro, let us know. Our partner technicians are highly-trained, courteous, and efficient. Call us at (256) 474-8281 to schedule now.