Signs your septic needs to be serviced

All of the waste you put down your sinks, bathtubs, and toilets eventually ends up in your septic system. You risk clogs and further damage to your overall system if things accumulate. If you ignore cleaning your septic tank, you may end up with a bigger mess that no homeowner wants to deal with. It’s critical that you keep your septic system in working order.


Who doesn’t enjoy the smell of a clean house? Unwanted odors, on the other hand, can sneak into your home sewage system if it isn’t properly maintained. The septic system captures both waste and dirty water from washing dishes, laundering clothes, taking baths, and flushing toilets. When the tank overflows, unpleasant scents can enter your home through drains, toilets, and even the air.


A slow drain is a typical issue that home owners have to deal with on a daily basis. You may have a clog in your shower drain and can unblock it yourself if you use caution. However, if drains are flowing slowly even after you’ve tried clearing them, you might require assistance. Slow drains are generally among the first signs that service


Glug glug glug, there goes that strange sound from the pipes again. What’s causing your pipes to gurgle? Your septic system might be to blame. When your system becomes overloaded, the air is blocked between the plumbing in your house and septic tank outside. The noise you hear is wastewater attempting to move across. This causes bubbling and gurgling. Slow draining toilets are commonly responsible for this sound as well.


When flushing wipes, paper towels, feminine products, or other non-degradable items down your toilet becomes a habit you might find yourself having clogged drains and other issues with the pipes. These materials can get caught on tree roots or other objects in the tank and cause a blockage. If you have slow drains, gurgling pipes, or bad odors coming from your home, it’s likely you have a clog somewhere in your septic system.


An overflowing septic tank is an issue no homeowner wants to deal with. If you notice water or sewage rising to the surface around your tank, this is a sign that immediate attention is needed. An overflowing tank can lead to serious damage to your property and pose a health hazard to you and your family.


A pool is forming in your yard despite the fact that you haven’t had any recent rain. Your septic system could be to blame, causing wet places and lawn damage. Look along the drain-field of your septic tank’s drain-field for puddles of water. If you see ponds of water, it’s time to call a pro.


If you notice any of these signs, you may be past due for an appointment. Fenkner Septic has been providing exceptional customer care for more than 40 years with licensed technicians to clean and service your septic system. Make sure your system runs smoothly with regular maintenance and cleaning from Fenkner Septic Services. Contact us at (570) 857-0105 to schedule a service visit.