your aging septic system - is it OK?

3 Signs Your Septic Tank Needs To Be Pumped

Your home depends on the septic system to pull all of the waste from your home and out into the drain field. If your septic system stops working properly, you could end up with it backing up inside of your home. When that happens, you are stuck with a bunch of sewage and waste inside of your toilets, bathtubs, sinks and showers. Not only does that smell horrible, but it isn't good for your health, either. To make sure that doesn't happen to you, here are three signs to be on the lookout for.

Your toilets are gurgling.

Your toilets should never gurgle when you flush them. If you start notice this happening all the time, you might want to have someone look at your tank. Oftentimes, this means that your tank is too full and is pushing back up into the lines.

Everything is draining slow.

When your sinks, tubs and toilets take forever to drain, that often signals that your tank is too full and there is no place for all of the waste water to go. It should go down pretty quickly. If not, you will want to have it looked at to see what might be going on with it. It could be an issue with the line or it could be that your tank is overflowing.

There is a weird odor coming from the drains.

If you start noticing a foul odor coming from all of your drains, that is often a sign that your tank is getting too full. All of the toxic gasses in the tank are making their way back up the lines and into your home. You should never smell a constant poop odor in your home, especially in your showers, dishwashers and sinks. This foul smell is a sign letting you know that you have waste coming back into your pipes, and soon, into your home.

If you are dealing with any of the things above, it might be time to call upon a septic cleaning specialist like one from Zeb Watts Septic & Underground, Inc. who can come out and see what you have going on. They will be able to determine if you need to have the tank pumped or if you have something else going on. Don't sit around and wait for something worse to happen. Make the call today and save yourself the hassle and headache of having to deal with human waste inside of your home.