Understanding the Health Risks of Septic System LeaksUnderstanding the Health Risks of Septic System Leaks


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Understanding the Health Risks of Septic System Leaks

Hi, my name is Molly, and a few years ago, we had a leak in our septic system. We didn't realise it immediately, and as a result, my son came into contact with toxins. Ultimately, he was okay, but it was a scary experience that involved hospitalisation. I don't want anyone else to go through something like that, so I have made it my mission to educate people on the health risks of septic system leaks. This blog is going to have posts on septic leaks, finding them, maintaining your system, figuring out when to call for help and more. If you have concerns, please get comfortable and start exploring.

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Septic Tank Maintenance: When It Is Time to Seek Septic Services

If you have used your septic tank for years and it has never developed any problems, thinking about professional maintenance might be the last thing on your mind. However, one of these days, it might create a serious problem that might pose a danger to everyone in your home. But if you know the signs that indicate your septic tank has a problem, you can take immediate action and save the situation. The warning signs you need septic services.

1. Slow Drains

When you run your tap or you flush the toilet, you might not be bothered where the water ends up as long as it goes down the drainage system. However, when you have a septic tank, you must ensure that the water ends up in the right place. That is because the septic tank drainage system is complicated, and it is hard to determine the genesis of any drainage problem.

That is why you should always call in an expert when you notice that your drains are slow. Slow drains might be a sign of clogging or an indicator that it has been a long time since you pumped out your septic tank. When you notice the problem, call in an expert to inspect and find a way to fix the problem.

2. Strange Noises

Your system is connected to the septic tank by sewer pipes. If the pipes are blocked, you will hear a gurgling sound when water is flowing down the drain. If you don't seek help as soon as you hear the sound, your toilets might fail to flush completely after some time.

When you notice the problem, you should not attempt any home remedies yourself. Instead, you should call in a professional plumber to pump out your septic tank because the situation might be worse than your eyes can see. That will avert more complicated problems that might be expensive to repair in the future.

3. Foul Smell

When your septic tank produces a foul smell, life might be unbearable inside your house. The bad smell might be coming from your septic tank because it is full, the drains are dry or there is trash inside the pipes that might be emitting the awful gases.

If your septic tank is producing a bad smell, call in a plumber to empty it if it's full or unblock the pipes if that is the origin of the smell. 

When you notice any of the signs above, it is a clear indication that you need septic services. When you call in a plumber, they will assess the situation and offer the most appropriate solution for each of the problems.

Contact a septic tank pump-out service to learn more.