Contrary to popular belief, many homes still have well water systems and septic tanks. As long as you live in your home and care for your septic tank, you won’t have too many issues. However, when things start to go wrong with your septic, you shouldn’t ignore any of the warning signs. Putting off an inspection from Inspect360 might cost you thousands in repairs. So, here are some of the most obvious signs that your septic tank isn’t well.
1. Green, Spongy Grass Stripes
Every homeowner dreams of having a lush green lawn. But when the grass directly above your septic field is thriving, you need to take this as a warning sign. Vibrant green grass in these areas is a key indication that the wastewater is leaking from the septic system before it ever reaches the drain field. This waste from your home is basically acting as a fertilizer and your lawn is loving it. But, you’re unknowingly dumping hazardous waste into your ground below. That’s why it’s a good idea to have your septic inspected once a year and pumped every three to five.
2. Water Back-Ups in the House
Do some of your drains have black water gurgling back up through them? If so, this is a key indication that something is wrong with your septic system. It could be as simple as your tank is full and needs to be pumped, or it could be more serious like a clog. No matter the reason, having water coming back up through your drains should lead you to take action and find out what’s wrong with your septic. The sooner you take care of the issue, the sooner you can rest easy.
3. You Get a Rotten Egg Smell
While a rotten egg smell coming from your faucets is like a water source issue, that same smell coming from your drains or toilets might be a septic issue. While a toilet wax ring replacement could be the culprit, you’ll want to have your septic inspected to make sure. The septic gases coming back up into your home likely means the tank needs to be pumped or you have a leak. Still, it’s best to be proactive and schedule your home for an inspection.
4. Know What You’re Diving Into
Whether you’re buying a home with a septic system or you’re currently living with one, Inspect360 can help keep it in proper working condition. We can also provide you with a detailed termite inspection, sprinkler inspection, and pool inspection. So, if you own a home or want to purchase a home in the Dallas-Fort Worth, TX, area, give us a call today at (817) 754-0360.