Septic system failure can wreak havoc on your property, which is why Rooter Express Tennessee works tirelessly to maintain systems so they don’t fail. We inspect systems from the main pipe to the drain field to make certain everything is in top working order. If something is wrong, we can replace the individual parts in most cases. If the entire system needs to be replaced, we can do that, too. We are experts in septic tank repair and installation.
Signs Your System Is Heading Down Hill
Your septic system won’t fail overnight. It will give you signs that it’s in trouble. If you maintain it properly, we can catch issues before they turn into big problems. Regular inspections and septic tank pumping keep your system healthy. Signs your system isn’t healthy include
- Dirty water backing up into your home through drains, sinks, and toilets
- Slow drains
- Gurgling sounds
- Dampness and/or water above the tank and/or drain field
- Unpleasant odors above the tank and/or drain field
- Overgrowth above the tank and/or drain field
If you experience any of these symptoms, give us a call. We will inspect your system to determine the source of the problem.
Problems With the Line
You have a mainline that leads from your home to your septic tank. If this line becomes clogged, you might experience backed-up or slow drains and the gurgling sounds mentioned in the list above. Just like a sewer line that ties the home into the city’s system your septic line can clog with debris, hair, oil, and other sediments. Tree roots can also break it.
Problems With the Tank
If you have sewage backing up into your home, your septic tank is likely full. It should be pumped about every five years, but if your household is large, your tank may need frequent pumping. A full tank will also slow down the drainage and create gurgling sounds, and if you notice heavy plant growth or odors over your tank, it’s probably leaking.
Problems with the Drain Field
Finally, the line moves the sewage from your home to the tank where the heavy stuff settles to the bottom. What remains is wastewater that runs through the drain field to the ground soil. As with the septic tank, a compromised drain field causes plant overgrowth and unpleasant odors above it. It’s important this part of the system works, as it treats the wastewater.