Tips on Fixing a Leaking Septic Tank

» Posted by on Jan 26, 2021 in Septic Services | 0 comments

When it comes to leakage, septic tanks are no stranger to the problem. However, in every bad scenario there are actually signs before the doom and same goes for your septic tanks. Here are some indications that your septic tank might be experiencing problems with leakage.

1. Foul Odor

Sewers release a not so welcoming smell thus if ever you notice any foul odor lingering around, it might be a problem with the lid of your septic tank. The lid of your septic tank can be damaged through years of usage however you can also experience the foul odor if the lid is not placed properly.

The smell can sometimes be from the tank itself due to possible holes or cracks. To make sure you know where the problem lies, take note of where the foul odor is strongest.

2. Vegetation

If ever you notice that you have a much greener and healthier vegetation then it could also be because of a sewage problem. Lush vegetation is sometimes a result of an overflow of your septic tank. Sometimes the drain or filter of your septic tank may be clogged.

3. Soggy or Wet Yard

If you notice that the area around your septic tank is soggy or wet then it may be because of the water coming from the leaking septic tank. To make sure you are correct with your speculation, ensure that your sprinklers are turned off.

4. Standing Water Around Septic Tank

Compacted soil is often because of how soil is exposed in wet conditions for a long period of time. A leakage in your septic tank can be the cause why the surrounding soil or land in the area is settled low. This case is better observed if the land around your septic area is loose. If you notice that the soil has dropped, the soil actually allows more collection of water whether it is from the sprinklers you turned on for the benefit of your lawn or from the rainfall. If ever this is the case, never rule out the sewer line as the culprit. When it comes to wet land area it may not be because of leakage from the tank, it can also be because there has been a damage in the line going to the sewer itself.

5. Slow water flow in sinks and toilets

If ever you notice that there is little to no water flow in your sinks or toilets and backing is happening then it is certainly because of a problem with your septic tank. If you have a tree in the area surrounding your home, the roots from the tree may grow through the tank and can bring damage to it. The tree roots can be a source of blockage in your septic tank. Ensure the roots are taken out and have your septic tank pumped to ensure it is clean.

Septic tank installation Ottawa, ON offers installation, check-up, pumping and cleaning of your septic tanks. To ensure that your septic tank is in good condition, give them a call today and have your septic tank checked or pumped to avoid any leakage problems in the future.

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