The putrid smell have a sewage line in an area without a sewage line often means one thing, and one thing only: septic problems. For many homeowners, this is the worst case scenario. Few things can ruin a weekend quite like hiring a company to dig up your septic tank and replace it. Not only doesn’t leave lasting damage your landscaping, but your neighbors will not appreciate the aromas meeting from your yard.
A far better option is to be proactive and find a repair company that can fix potential catastrophic problems before they occur. And the first step in doing this is knowing what to look for. Here are a few of the most common signs.
Potential septic tank problems often announce themselves ahead of time by the odor. The smell of sewage anywhere on your property can mean an issue with your drain-field or a backup somewhere within the tank.
The grass is always greener over the septic tank, but if it happens to look particularly lush, it can indicate a leak. Pleasant or not, the grass in that area has access to a lot of additional fertilizer. If plants seem to grow out of control, then the problem has likely been building for several weeks.
A toilet should flush with nothing more than the usual volume. If you hear gurgling sounds coming from your pipes, it can mean air has gotten inside the pipes or that the septic tank is not taking in wastewater properly.
If you notice standing water anywhere in your drain field, espeically if that water has a smell, you should contact a professional immediately. Those wet patches can be a health hazard, as the water can be completely full of nasty bacteria.
Find a company that specializes in Winter Garden septic services and have them on standby for when these problems occur. Taking a proactive approach can be a huge money-saver in the long run.