7 Signs of Septic Troubles


Issues with your septic can be smelly, messy, and costly! Here are some signs that your system is not performing optimally:

1. Bad Odor

A bad smell of sewage in your home, yard, or drain field is often a sign that trouble is brewing with your septic system.

2. Gurgling Sounds

If your pipes make gurgling sounds when flushing the toilet or running water, then the tank may be too full of solids to work properly.

3. Slowdown of Toilet Plumbing

Another sign that your tank it too full is your toilet refusing to flush and requires immediate action. Ignoring this sign can cause a back-up of sewage.

4. Slow Drains

If you notice sinks or tubs draining slowly, that could be a sign that troubles are brewing with the septic system.

5. Standing Water

If you see puddles or patches of standing water near the drain field, it is a sign something is very wrong with the septic system. The system is failing, so smelly water is accumulating at the drain field. This can pose a health hazard and must be addressed immediately!

6. Greener Grass

When you notice greener grass or grass growing better in an area of your yard, the lawn is enjoying the extra fertilizer at the roots, and this means the septic could have been experiencing issues for quite some time.

7. Water Backup

If water is backing up when you run the washing machine, or worse yet, sewage has backed up into the house, it’s time to call for help. Sewage backups are one of the worse symptoms of a failing septic system.

Call Jeff Angel Septics & Construction at 812-838-6407 for free answers to any of your other septic questions! We can solve your toughest septic issues!

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