How To Know If Your Septic Tank Or Line Is In Need Of Repairs
Keeping your septic tank in tip top condition is extremely important, especially if you want to make sure that you and your family always has access to bathroom facilities. To help you be able to spot trouble before the issue gets out of hand, you will want to take a few minutes to review the following signs of trouble.
You Hear Some Gurgling Sounds
Have you started to hear some sounds coming from your drains that sound like someone gurgling their mouthwash? If you hear this sound when you are trying to send water down the drain, it could very well be because there is a clog in the line somewhere. If the sound only appears when you are using one particular drain, it is probably a clog in the line that runs from the drain to the main septic line. However, if this is a sound that is coming out of all of your drains, then the problem is most likely in the main septic line that leads to your septic tank or the clog is in the opening to the septic tank itself. If you suspect that the clog is in the main septic line or in the opening to the tank, then you need to call someone that specializes in septic tank repair.
Slow Moving Drains
A slow moving drain should always be a cause for concern. What might simply seem like an inconvenience to you can turn into real trouble in no time at all. The last thing you want is for your sink drains, tub drains, or toilet to send water or septic waste back up into your house. Therefore, you need to determine the extend of the problem so you can figure out how to handle it in the best possible manner. For example, if you are only having trouble with one drain, such as the kitchen sink or tub, you might want to try using a clog removing solution sold at many hardware, home improvement, and hardware stores. If that does not work and the problem is only the one drain, then a standard plumber can assist you. However, if you find that all of the drains in your home are moving slow, then a drain clog remover probably will not do the trick as the clog is most likely very large and further down in your main septic line that leads to your septic tank. There could also be a problem with the tank itself. Therefore, you will want to make sure that you are calling in a septic tank professional.
With those two signs of trouble in mind, you should have no trouble determining whether it is time to call in a professional like Rob's Septic Tanks Inc.