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If you see a pool of water above the space where your tank drains, you should certainly investigate. Frequently, this indicates solid waste has blocked up the system, which means the liquid is pushed up to the surface. This occurs when the tank is so full that the solid waste is up to the level of the drain system.
One of the most obvious signs that your tank is full is when you start to smell something unpleasant. It usually smells of black water and waste, but you may also notice something else, as your sink and laundry water is also added to the mix. Not surprisingly, this can create quite the stench and if your septic system is overflowing, it will be quite noticeable.
Are your drains acting clogged? If they continue to drain slowly, even after being cleared out with a drain cleaner that is good for septic tanks, you may need to empty the septic tank. However, just one slow drain isn’t indicative of a problem. If it’s the septic system, most of the house will drain slowly and toilets will not flush properly. There’s simply nowhere for the liquid to go and so it moves very slowly through the system.
Is the area around your septic tank looking amazing and lush? This may be great for your garden, but it is also a sign that your septic tank is leaking or overflowing. The end result is beautifully growing grass in one patch of the garden, making it rather obvious that there is something feeding it.
If not emptied soon enough, your septic tank will back up into the house. This usually occurs in the lowest drains in the house. It’s a very unpleasant experience and will require plenty of cleanup, an emergency call to a septic cleaner, and a good lot of disinfectant. It’s really best to take care of the problem before it gets to this point, but if not, then you’ll have definitive proof that the tank is full.
You should keep an eye out for potential overflow from the septic tank on a regular basis. It’s something that you can easily take care of, but will cause some pretty horrific problems if you leave it too long.We advise you get your septic tank emptyed once a year.