Do you have a septic tank in your yard that seems to be causing you trouble? Well, if you do then you’re definitely going to want to take a closer look at just what’s happening and you’re going to want to call a professional to take care of it, right? You absolutely don’t want to end up with a septic tank issue or anything from that tank backing up into your home and your yard. So, who are you going to call and what are you going to do?
The first thing you’re going to do is call your local plumber. They’re absolutely going to take care of the septic tank for your Jacksonville, FL home. And they’re going to make sure that the septic tank isn’t going to cause you even more stress and problems. After all, no one likes to have a problem with their septic system. That problem can very quickly turn into something much bigger if you don’t take care of it when you first start noticing that something is going on and that’s why we’re going to talk about just how you can tell that there’s a septic tank problem.
When There’s a Problem
If you notice any of the problems that we’re going to talk about below then it means that you have a problem with your septic tank and you should be talking with a plumber as soon as possible to get the problem taken care of. After all, you don’t want that septic tank to back up into your home or, if it already has, you don’t want that problem to get even worse. So, let’s take a look at the signs that things are going wrong and what you should do.
First, if you notice that water and sewage is backing up into your home in any capacity that’s a sign to immediately call a plumber. Of course, if these things are happening you’re probably not wasting time reading this article, right? You’re calling someone immediately to make sure that the problem is taken care of because that sewage in your home is definitely gross. A plumber will make sure that the immediately problem is taken care of and set to work on fixing your septic tank at the same time.
Next, if you notice problems with the drains in your home and you see that you’re not getting the speed of draining that you used to then there could be a problem with the septic tank. Now, this one can be a little more difficult because you might just have a problem with clogs in your home. But if you notice that several of the drains are backing up or not draining then it could mean that the problem is actually further down the line and that points to the septic system. Make sure you’re getting it checked out if that’s the case.
If there is gurgling or strange sounds coming from the plumbing either while you’re draining water or even while the water is simply running or still then it could mean there’s trouble with the septic. You’ll want to call a plumber to take a look and see if there’s anything else that can be done quickly. You may have to do some serious work in order to get at the problem but that gurgling could actually be an early sign, before you start to notice a lot of damage or a lot of problems with the water.
Standing water around your septic tank is never a good sign and if you start to see that standing water or any kind of dampness when there’s been no rain recently then it’s really a good reason to call a plumber. They’ll take a look at the septic tank, the drain field and everything else and see what’s causing that water too pool and where it’s coming from. If you’re lucky it’s a minor leak somewhere else in your line but it could very well be a septic tank issue that you need to get taken care of immediately.
Bad smells are definitely going to be a problem as well. You want to make sure you’re paying attention if you notice a bad smell coming from anywhere in your yard and especially if you can tell it’s coming from the area around the septic tank. That’s a good sign that something is happening down in there that you definitely don’t want to have to deal with. But noticing the smell early could help your plumber to get the problem taken care of before it becomes something a whole lot bigger. Just make sure that you’re talking to them right away about it.
Finally, if you notice that you have some pretty bright and lush grass growing in the area around your septic tank that could be a sign of a problem. You probably think that’s a great thing, right? After all, you don’t like the septic tank and you’re happy that there’s grass growing and making the area look good. But chances are that grass is growing because there’s a lot of moisture in the area and that means that something is happening in your septic tank. This is even more obvious if you are experiencing a dry spell and the rest of your lawn isn’t looking so good. It’s a sign to call your plumber at Bert Norman’s Plumbing of Jacksonville, FL.
You want to make sure that you take care of any kind of septic problems as quickly as possible and that’s only going to happen if you’re paying attention to what’s going on around your Jacksonville, FL home. Make sure that you’re looking at all of the signs and keeping an eye on the area around your septic tank especially. Your plumber will be able to take care of any problems that you’re experiencing, but they can only do that if they know that there’s actually a problem and that’s only going to happen if you recognize it first.