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Signs Your Septic Tank is Backed Up

Many homeowners are not aware of the septic tank and what it does for a home. Even more concerning is they may not recognize some of the potential problems the septic tank can experience and what to do in order to fix it. One of the issues that someone can encounter is a septic tank that is backed up. To make sure you get the right fix, you should recognize the signs of a backed up septic tank.

Bad Odors

With all of the various items that go into the septic tank, there is bound to be odors that escape into the neighborhood and throughout the home. If you catch yourself going outside and smelling a bad odor, it could be a signal that you have a backed up septic tank. It’s best to call for a service who can come out and empty it or clear out the backup.

Pooling Water

If you go outside and see a pool of water in the lawn, but no rain, it could mean there is an overflow of your septic tank. The backup has reached capacity and the waste could be causing a problem in the piping system, resulting in the liquid reaching the surface. If this occurs, the time is here to pump the septic tank.

Sewer Backup

This is probably the most likely sign of a backed up septic tank. There may be a sewer backup beginning in the drains located lowest in the home. This is not something that any homeowner wants to deal with, so if you experience this issue, act quickly to get the problem resolved. It is important to make sure you call for professional help to get your septic tank below capacity.

Any sign of a plumbing issue should be addressed as soon as possible to help prevent any potential long-term issues. This is where our team at Mr. Rooter® of Denver and Northern Colorado can help. We have the experience, training, and skill to get the job done right.

Contact us today if you believe you have a backed up septic tank.