Call a Septic Company if More Than One Fixture is a Problem.If more than one fixture, such as your kitchen sink and toilet, seems to be clogged at the same time, you may need to call a septic service company. Multiple clogs occurring simultaneously indicate there may be a clog in your main sewer line leading out to your septic tank. A main line clog will eventually cause most all drains in your home to back up and not drain.
If Your Toilet Does Not Flush or Suddenly Starts to Back Up.This is another one that can be hard to figure out. If your toilets suddenly do not flush or start to back up, your first instinct may be to call the plumber. However, if you have a septic system on your property, it could be a sign of a septic clog or an overfilled tank. Call a us first to rule out a septic system problem before calling in a plumber.
Call Us if You Have Standing Water in Your Yard.If you see standing water outside your house near the septic tank or you notice bad smells coming from the area around the septic tank, you should call a septic tank contractor. This issue indicates the septic tank is reaching capacity and in need of a septic tank pumping.
If a Plunger Can't Resolve the Issue, You May Have a Severe Clog.If a plunger can't resolve the situation or loosen things up, chances are you have a severe clog that is located further down your pipes. Check to make sure other sinks, showers and toilets are working properly because a severe clog can quickly cause other problems if not addressed in a timely manner.
If Your Septic Tank is Older Thank 15 Years, It May Be the Root Problem.If your septic tank is older than 15 years and you start to experience "plumbing" problems, it could be tricky. An older tank is more likely to have problems, especially if it cannot keep up with your household size or water usage. Our advice would be to call us first to inspect your tank before calling in a plumber.