Monday, August 15, 2022

If you smell a foul odor coming from your septic system, does that mean your system is failing?

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There may be several reasons for the smell, which can occur inside or outside your home. If you notice an odor, it may be coming from a roof vent or other vent pipe that allows the system pressure to equalize. This is a normal part of your system. Sometimes these vents can become obstructed and clogged (from leaves, debris, etc.) or the vent pipe can freeze during prolonged cold spells. These situations could cause an odor inside or outside of your home. Another possibility is a down draft (changes to wind pattern) or other location-specific conditions, which can create an odor inside or outside your home. In these cases, the vent may need to be cleaned or raised. There are charcoal filters available for roof vents that may also alleviate the odors.

Find out if your septic system is failing by reading more here.

LaChance Brothers Excavating has the experience you’re looking for in septic tank pumping for your South Lyon home. We’ve been serving South Lyon and the surrounding communities since 1956. We’re family run, and we’ll treat you like family.


Wednesday, August 3, 2022

What are common signs of a failing septic system?

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  • Water and sewage from toilets, drains, and sinks backing up into the home’s plumbing
  • Bathtubs, showers, and sinks draining very slowly
  • Gurgling sounds in the plumbing system
  • Standing water or damp spots near or over the septic tank or drainfield
  • Sewage odors around the septic tank or drainfield
  • Bright green, spongy lush grass over the septic tank or drainfield, even during dry weather
  • Straight pipe discharging untreated wastewater to the ground surface
  • Algae blooms in nearby lakes or waterbodies
  • High levels of nitrates or coliform bacteria in surface waters or drinking water wells

Find out if your septic system is failing by reading more here.

LaChance Brothers Excavating has the experience you’re looking for in septic tank pumping for your South Lyon home. We’ve been serving South Lyon and the surrounding communities since 1956. We’re family run, and we’ll treat you like family.


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If you smell a foul odor coming from your septic system, does that mean your system is failing?

There may be several reasons for the smell, which can occur inside or outside your home. If you notice an odor, it may be coming from a roof...