Common Septic Tank Problems

Common Septic Tank Problems

For most homeowners in the Fort Worth area, the thought of their septic tank suffering from any kind of problem is nearly unimaginable. After all, B & B Pumping has been caring for their septic tank systems for years! But if you are one of the few left not trusting B & B Pumping with all of your septic system services, you might be encountering problems that keep your septic system from operating smoothly. In today’s blog post, our team of septic specialists will cover some of the common problems with septic tanks.

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A Clogged Or Backed Up System

While a clog might be an innocuous issue for those with plumbing hooked up to a city sewage system, for homeowners with septic tanks, a clog or a backup can be a serious issue. This problem can quickly result in sewage spilling out of your plumbing and back into your home, filling your house with raw sewage. This should be considered a septic tank emergency, and you should call B & B Pumping immediately if you’re experiencing a clog or system backup. To avoid clogs, you shouldn’t put substances that congeal or expand, like grease, cotton, diapers, or feminine products down your plumbing.

The Plumbing Is Making Interesting Noises

When you flush the toilet or run the water in the sink and it starts making strange, and maybe even terrifying noises, this is likely a sign that your septic tank is full or very close to full. This could also be an indicator of other issues with your plumbing or septic tank system. In any case, if your plumbing sounds different, it’s best to call us to inspect your system and make repairs.

Too Much Water in the Tank

While your septic tank should have a certain amount of water in it to help break down the solid waste, too much water in the tank may prevent this process. If there is too much water in the tank, the water level can rise, and solid waste is filtered into the distribution tubes without breaking down. This can block the tubes and cause a variety of issues with your septic tank system. To avoid this, don’t take long showers, use low-flow appliances, and do your laundry throughout the week, rather than all in one day.

Odorous Smells Emanating From the Bathroom

Your bathroom isn’t always going to smell nice, but if there’s a particularly foul odor coming out of your bathroom, it might be a sign of a problem with your septic system. This noxious smell is the result of a clog in the ventilation system of the septic tank. This keeps the gases and odors from leaving your home. You’ll want to contact our septic specialists to clear your vents and rid your home of that nasty smell.

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If you suspect that your septic system is experiencing a problem or issue, then it’s time to call in the experts. B & B Pumping offers residential septic pumping services to homes throughout the local community and is happy to help you with whatever issues your septic system may have. We work throughtout Fort Worth, Decatur, Azle, Haslet, and Weatherford. Call us now!