Septic Tank Replacement is an unavoidable home improvement project when your current septic tank system starts experiencing issues. The following signs are often indications that your septic system is failing and it’s time to replace your septic tank. Frequent slow backs up of toilets and sinks. Persistent bad smells coming from the drains.
You may also experience sludge in your drains or heavy clay buildup in your septic tanks. Heavy clay buildup is often caused by a lack of proper drainage and septic pumping. A large deposit of clay can cause your septic system to back up and won’t allow the wastewater to flow out properly. This will result in an overflow of your drains and cause severe problems with your plumbing system.
If you’re noticing these signs, then it’s definitely time for a new septic tank. Heavy clay buildup or a leach field is another indication that your current tank needs to be replaced. A Leach field is an area around the septic tank that has a high concentration of calcium or magnesium. This will cause heavy metals such as iron, mercury, and copper to settle at the bottom of your tank. If left unchecked, over time this will create a toxic chemical environment within your tank and may require the complete pumping of your tank.
Your tank drainage field also contains sediments, deposits, and other materials that are composed mostly of organic substances and will gradually clog your drains over time. These materials will break down and settle at the bottom of the pipes. Once they build up enough, they can prevent the wastewater from flowing properly through your drains. Additionally, they can create a very strong and toxic acid leach field.
Finally, there are the signs of stress caused by your septic system. Heavy or frequent use of the toilet and sink may indicate a problem within the pumping or drainage lines. Heavy soiling and spots in the toilet bowl may indicate a clogged drain line. Any signs of damage to your tank, which indicates it’s in need of repair should be reported to a professional plumbing company as soon as possible.
Hopefully, this article has given you some helpful signs that your tank needs to be replaced. While there are some signs which aren’t quite as useful, they can definitely play a major role in letting you know that something is wrong with your septic system. Septic Tank replacement isn’t something you should take lightly. Take advantage of these signs and get the help you need today.
This post was written by Tanner Brown. Tanner is the Owner and operator of Greenbar Excavation. Greenbar Excavation is a fully licensed, insured, and accredited Excavation company based in Prineville Oregon. Greenbar Excavation is one of the top Septic Tank replacement companies in Central Oregon. Don’t look further, go with the company with your best interest in mind!