Common Signs of Septic Damages or Failure

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Common Signs of Septic Damages or Failure

When it comes to determining every homeowner’s worst nightmare, it typically starts with damage or failing septic tanks. Not only is it expensive to repair and maintain, but any failures with your septic tank system can cause a lot of unpleasant things in your home such as foul odors, unwanted creatures, and so much more. Here at Septic Blue of Raleigh, we always recommend getting your septic tanks checked at least once a year, regardless if you are experiencing issues with it or not.

Dealing with septic tank issues is never fun or pretty, trust us. But by knowing the commons signs of damaged or failing septic tanks, as well as who to call when you are experiencing issues, you are already ahead of the game! Whether you are looking for advice, have a question, or want to schedule regular septic tank maintenance, Septic Blue of Raleigh is the company for you! 
We pride ourselves on providing great septic tank services while also providing our customers with knowledge on how to tell if you are dealing with septic tank issues. We asked our team to curate a list of the most common signs of septic tank damages or failures, and here’s what they came up with… 

4 Commons Signs of Septic Tank Damages or Failures:

  • Sewage back up -- If you notice that water from your kitchen sink or bathroom drain is backing up more often than normal, it’s most likely septic tank damage or failure. This is important to get assessed right away because water or sewage back up in your home can lead to serious health issues for both your home and your family. If you notice backups in your drains, give us a call today! You don’t want to wait to get us out there – put you and your family’s health first! 
  • Slow drains -- One of the most common signs that your septic tank is experience damage or failing is slow drains. This can come in the form of your sinks draining water very slowly, or your toilet bowl draining slowly. The solution most people use for these issues is harsh chemical drain cleaners, but this is actually more damaging to your health and your home’s health and will only make your problem worse – you need a Septic Blue of Raleigh team member. 
  • Foul odors -- If your eyes can’t see the signs, your nose definitely will. If you are constantly smelling rotten eggs or a gas-like smell coming from your sinks, your toilets, or your showers, your septic tank has been compromised in some way. While this isn’t always a sign of septic tank failure, it is an issue that should be addressed as quickly as possible.
  • Standing water -- If you notice a smell when you walk outside, or you notice standing water anywhere in your yard, your septic tank is having some trouble. Water isn’t ever supposed to be pooled in your yard, so this should be a major red flag that something is wrong with your septic tank.

To have a Septic Blue of Raleigh team member assess your septic tank, give us a call today!