How Do I Know If My Septic Tank is Failing?

When you know the warning signs of septic tank failure and why septic tanks fail then you are better prepared to protect the health of you and your family and avoid high septic repair costs. When your septic tank fails, waste products can quickly build up and threaten your safety. There are common warning signs that your septic tank operations are failing and you need to call an experienced septic repair company fast.

Warning Signs of Septic Tank Issues

  1. Your Septic Alarm Goes Off: Septic alarms will alert you if the water level in your pump tank is too high or too low. Did an essential septic system component fail. Was there a power failure or heavy rain recently? Septic Medic professionals will help you diagnose the issue and offer emergency septic services 24/7. 
  2. You Smell An Odd Septic Odor:  Unpleasant septic odors outdoors coming from the drain field or septic tank is a major indicator of septic system failure. If you are smelling sewage inside of a building, or if you smell septic tank gas above the cover of the tank, then you may be experiencing a septic drainage issue.
  3. Your Sewage is Backing Up: Sewage back up is considered a septic emergency. If you see sewage in your toilets or the plumbing inside your home, you may have a clogged drain or leach field If sewage is backing up in toilets or plumbing in your home, it is considered a septic emergency. Septic Medic’s technicians will help you diagnose a clogged drain.
  4. You See Wet Standing Water or Wet Spots in Your Drain Field: Your septic tank is deigned to drain into a leach field, but if the drain pipes are broken or clogged from septic system overused or infrequent septic system pumping then you may need a leach field repair



Septic Emergency? Contact us immediately at 570-828-7444

Repair Your Faulty Septic Tank Quickly

If your septic tank is not working correctly, you need to address the problem quickly. Failure to fix a damaged or broken septic system can have serious consequences for the environment and for your family’s health. Risks include contaminating ground and surface water, filling your backyard with dangerous bacteria and viruses.  Don’t take a chance on creating a health hazard, if you suspect that there may be some issue with your septic system.

Septic Medic proudly serves homeowners in Pike County and suburbs of Northeast Pennsylvania. We provide competitive pricing and unsurpassed customer service. If you are experiencing issues with your septic system and you’re concerned about failure, call us at 570-828-7444 or contact us online. 

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