If you have a septic tank, you may have wondered: how do I know when my septic tank is full?
Most people find it challenging to know when they are running out of space and must make an appointment with their local septic tank company.
Still, as a general rule, if you have been experiencing repeated upsets, you might have to empty the tank soon.
Some tell-tale signs to consider include:
- You smell sewage or gas in your house.
- You notice a strong, foul odor from the drain field on the top of your septic tank.
- You develop a backup, which causes you to lose water pressure in the toilet or shower.
- You experience a sewer overflow or flooding in your yard because the suction pump you installed for that purpose has become worn and jammed.
- You discover that you have lost water pressure in your house, possibly due to a sewage backup.
- When you pour water into a tub, you notice that it stays there for long, often over half an hour, rather than immediately being drawn down into the drainage field like usual.
- Sewage backing up into the toilet.
Whenever you experience any of the above, you must assess your septic tank carefully and find out what is happening.
While not all of them straight-up indicate full septic, they can suggest that further investigation is needed.
Call your local septic tank company for an inspection and evaluation of your system; they will be able to identify the source of the problem and give you advice on what you should do next.
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