Septic System Cautions and Precautions

There are Obvious Red Flags to Watch for on Your Property

There are some septic system cautions and precautions homeowners and business owners should recognize. When you own a property that relies on a private septic tank, it presents its own unique cautions and challenges. If you’ve owned a septic tank for awhile, you’ll begin to notice the signs that your system has a problem. As a result of the problems, you will have to take some precautions. You might have to call on Montgomery Sanitation to pump your tank or make repairs.

Longtime homeowners, landlords, and business owners eventually recognize the cautions of a septic system. They’ll hear strange gurgling sounds in the toilet, smell pungent sewer odors, or even experience dizziness and nausea. The cautions of malfunctioning septic systems are varied, but today we take a look at some of the symptoms.

Signs of Sewer Problems Include:

  • Strange Gurgling Sounds in Toilet
  • Sewage Backup in Toilet
  • Sewer Odors
  • Trouble Flushing
  • Overly Lush Lawn
  • Pooling Water

Are You Noticing Strange Gurgling Sounds in the Toilet?

When homeowners notice strange gurgling sounds in their pipes, it’s a sign that there is a problem. When you start to hear the gurgling, you shouldn’t ignore the sounds, especially if they are consistent. The gurgling sounds could be a sign your septic tank might be full and you need to empty it. The trained professionals at Montgomery Sanitation can determine if your system does need pumping.

Homeowners Should Deal with Sewage Backup Immediately

If sewage is backing up in your toilet, the caution signs should be going up. You won’t be able to miss the sewage backing up, and it’s definitely a caution you don’t want to happen. It’s the most obvious sewer problem, and it’s also one of the most damaging. You should keep an eye on the lowest drains in your home or business. If these show signs of backing up, you need to call Montgomery Sanitation right away.

Sewer Odors are a Sign of a Problem with Your System

When you start smelling the sewer odors, you should be on the phone with Montgomery Sanitation. Sewer odors are the most noticeable septic problem. You smell the sewer odors when there is a clog in the sewer system. The clog traps septic gasses, which include carbon dioxide, methane, and hydrogen sulfide. If there is too high of a concentration of gases they can be highly toxic and unhealthy for those around the sewer. They can even cause an explosion. Regular sewer pumping is among the ways you can combat this problem.

We Might have to Pump Your Tank if Your Toilets Struggle to Flush

If you’re noticing all toilets are struggling to flush, or have a weak flush, you might have to pump your septic tank. If this caution is a problem for all toilets in your home, this suggests it’s probably more than a clog.

An Overly Lush Lawn Could Mean More than Good Lawncare

It doesn’t sound like it would be caution, but you overly lush lawn over the septic system could signal a problem. It could be an indication that you have a septic leak and your lateral lines are getting too much wastewater. As a result, your property could be too wet. You should have Montgomery Sanitation inspect your septic system.

Look Out for Pools of Water Forming Around Drain Fields

One of the cautions to look for is pools of water forming around your septic tank’s drain field. Pooling of water might mean your septic tank is overflowing, especially if it hasn’t rained recently or there’s no melting snow. Pooling of water happens when your tank is at full capacity and there could be solid water blocking the system. The blockage could force water up to the ground.

Montgomery Sanitation’s Septic Pumping Helps You Avoid Blockages

Montgomery Sanitation can pump the septic tank to avoid blockage when the solids reach a depth of one-third of the wastewater. When the solids accumulate and clog the tank, you might experience sewage backups in the toilets. You might even have slow drains and sinks in your home or business. Our trained professionals can determine if you need septic pumping. We recommend that you should have us pump your tank every three to five years.

Our Maintenance Service Can Extend the Life of Your Septic System

Montgomery Sanitation can catch minor problems before they become major ones. We utilize state-of-the-art equipment and tools to perform septic maintenance. It’s one of the best precautions. Many of our clients get septic maintenance to extend the life of their septic system. When you need us for a septic system evaluation, we will be there for you on time and ready to help.

Give Montgomery Sanitation a call at (540) 382-2205 or Follow us on Facebook. Talk to our team today to find out more about your septic system cautions and precautions.