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If you live in a rural area of Cleveland, TN, there is a good chance that you have a septic system. The septic system is designed to remove water and waste from the home. When you flush the toilet or water goes down the drain, the water and waste go into the septic tank. The water then flows through the drainage pipes that empty into the drainage field. The solid waste remains in the septic tank, where microorganisms work to decompose it. Every three to five years, you need to have the contents of your septic tank pumped to prevent the tank from overflowing.
If your septic system isn’t functioning properly, it can cause issues in your home and the yard. The best way to protect your property and ensure your septic system is functioning properly is to recognize the early signs that you need to schedule an appointment for septic tank repair.
#1 The Septic Tank Is Overflowing In the Yard
If your septic tank overflows during heavy rain, you should schedule an appointment for septic tank repair. If there is a crack in the tank, the rain will be absorbed into the ground and enter the septic tank through the crack. This will cause water and waste to overflow into the yard, creating a nasty mess.
When you schedule an appointment for a repair, a professional will inspect the tank for damage so the issue can be resolved.
#2 Pumping Doesn’t Help
It is recommended that you have your septic tank pumped every three to five years. If you have a large family, you will need to have the septic tank pumped closer to three years than five.
If you have your septic tank pumped and it fills with water, there could be a crack in the septic tank. The groundwater can fill the septic tank through the crack, and the more it is pumped, the more it will fill with water. This is a serious issue, and you should schedule an appointment for septic tank repair immediately.
#3 Sewage Smell In Your Home Or Yard
If the septic tank on your Cleveland, TN property is functioning properly, the liquid, solids, and gasses will be contained to the tank and the pipes. If you smell sewage in your home or the yard, you should schedule an appointment for a repair.
If you smell sewage inside your home, there is an issue with your septic system, and a sewage backup will likely occur.
If you smell sewage in the yard, there could be an issue in the drainage field or a crack in the septic tank.
These are both serious issues and would require an immediate appointment for septic tank repair. If you wait too long to make the call, you are putting your home and yard at risk for a really nasty mess.
#4 Your Drains and Tubs Are Draining Slowly
If just one drain in your home is draining slowly, it isn’t a major cause or concern. There is likely a clog in the drain preventing the water from flowing freely, which can be easily removed by a licensed plumber.
If every drain in your home is slow, there is a good chance that your septic system is to blame. The issue could be due to a damaged pipe or an issue with the septic tank.
It is best to schedule an appointment for septic tank repair immediately. Until you make the call, the water will continue draining slowly, and if the problem worsens, the water won’t go down the drains at all.
#5 The Toilet, Tub, Or Sink Is Backing Up
If you have been ignoring the sewage smell in your home, it is only a matter of time before your sink, tub, or toilet backs up. If this starts to happen, your septic tank could be overloaded, or it needs to be repaired.
If you don’t schedule an appointment for septic tank repair immediately, the wastewater can overflow and flood your home. This can cause serious water damage, and you will need to spend thousands of dollars to clean up the mess and restore your home to the way it was before the flood.
#6 Green Lush Grass Around the Septic Tank
Most Cleveland, TN homeowners, work hard on their yard to keep the grass green and lush. If areas around the septic tank are greener and lusher than the rest of the yard, it isn’t a good thing, and you should schedule an appointment for a repair.
When there is a sewage leak, it doesn’t necessarily have to overflow in the yard. The sewage can leak into the ground around the septic tank, and it acts as a fertilizer and will make the grass in this area healthier than the rest of the yard. If you don’t schedule an appointment for septic tank repair quickly, it is only a matter of time before the water and waste start pooling in the yard.
Why Choose Metro Plumbing, Heating, and Air?
If you need to schedule an appointment for septic tank repair and want to work with the best in the business, schedule an appointment with Metro Plumbing, Heating, Air and Septic. We are a licensed and insured company that has been providing plumbing, HVAC, and septic system services since 1989.
Thanks to the excellent service we provide, we have an excellent reputation in the community and the industry. We have a 5-star rating on Google and are an Accredited Business with the Better Business Bureau. In addition, Home Advisor has named us a Top Rated company.
We have been in the business long enough to know that plumbing, HVAC, and septic system emergencies don’t always occur at the most convenient time. This is why we offer emergency service 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. If you have an emergency issue outside of our regular business hours, we will do our best to get to your home as quickly as we would if you had called during regular business hours.
To schedule an appointment for septic tank repair or any other service we provide, give us at Metro Plumbing, Heating, Air and Septic a call today.