Living without city septic can be both a boon and a bane to you as a homeowner. Having with a septic leaves you with the need to learn a little about septic maintenance to prevent costly repair bills. This requires understanding the processes that make your septic tank work, and how to make sure that it is properly taken care of to provide a lifetime of service.
We here at Mr. Rooter of Denver & Northern Colorado believe that informed customers are happy customers, so in this article, we’ll explain the benefits of having your septic tank pumped.
Is It Just a Clogged Drain? Or Is Your Septic Tank Backed Up?
When we start looking at a problem with septic tanks, the first thing we do is determine where it’s coming from. A clogged drain is annoying but doesn’t indicate on its own that your septic tank is backing up, but there are certain indicators that can accompany it that can let you know if it's more than just a need for a plunger. During an inspection we look for the following signs:
- Drain Noises — If you’re hearing strange noises coming from your drains, it's possible that your plumbing is clogged, or possibly defective. We’ll find those defects and fix them.
- Sewer Gas Odors — We also take a walk around your property and the septic area looking for sewer gas odors. These odors often indicate a defective tank.
- Severity of Clogs — We check to see if the clogs are just in one drain, or house-wide. The latter clearly indicates a septic problem.
Clearing your septic tank of backups will ensure good health in your plumbing, an odor free home, and will help to prevent pathogens from your septic tank from getting into the environment around your home. Contact us today at Mr. Rooter of Denver & Northern Colorado for an inspection and to make sure your septic tank will be running smoothly for years to come.