Wednesday, August 3, 2022

What are common signs of a failing septic system?

Septic tank pumping South Lyon
  • 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.

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