As your septic system is underground, it can be a case of out of sight out of mind and it is only when an issue arises you realise the important role it plays. A septic system in need of repair can be hazardous to the heath of humans, animals and the environment.
Read on to learn 5 warning signs your septic system may need repairing including:
- Your toilet won’t flush properly
- You have large trees near plumbing pipes
- Extra green patch of grass
- Drains are taking longer than normal to drain
- Unpleasant smell
Your toilet won’t flush properly
If a toilet in your home won’t fully flush or worse still won’t flush at all, it can indicate an issue with your septic system. This can be caused by your septic system being full or a blockage in the pipes.
You have large trees near plumbing pipes
The larger the tree, the bigger the root system. Tree roots go in search of extra water and nutrients which they will find from your septic system. If you have large trees near your plumbing pipes or your leech drain, they may be causing a blockage.
Extra green patch of grass
While there are several reasons why an area of your lawn may be greener than the rest, an issue with your septic leach drain could be the culprit. The greener patch of lawn could indicate that area is enjoying extra nutrients courtesy of a problem with your septic system.
Drains are taking longer than normal to drain
If you notice the drains in your kitchen, bathroom or laundry are taking longer than normal to drain, there is a good chance a plumbing problem is the cause. This could be as simple as a blocked drain or a problem underground with your septic system.
If your leech drain needs repairing, you may notice an unpleasant smell in or around your home. If not inspected and repaired, septic can begin to back up in your home which is not only unpleasant, but unhygienic too.
With over 35 years’ experience, Mainline Plumbing and Cheap Hot Water and Gas Busselton/Dunsborough are your trusted local plumbing professionals.
Mainline Plumbing and Cheap Hot Water and Gas are the trusted name in the plumbing industry in Bunbury and surrounding areas
The team are fully equipped to investigate and repair all aspects of plumbing including septic system issues and have the equipment and machinery to inspect and repair damage to plumbing underground.
For all your plumbing needs, contact the team today on 9791 1608.