Understanding Plumbing Basics
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Understanding Plumbing Basics

As a new homeowner, I can tell you that things aren't always as simple as they appear. I started thinking about it a few years ago, and I realized that there were some serious problems with our plumbing system. We had issues with drains working correctly and toilets flushing like they should, so I started focusing more heavily on understanding the basics of our plumbing system. Within a few short months the entire system was operating more fluidly because of a few changes that I made, so I wanted to create a blog all about my journey. Check out these articles to learn more about the plumbing basics.


Understanding Plumbing Basics

Common Signs That Show Your Septic Tank Needs To Be Repaired

Jorge Alexander

Septic tanks are a common sight in many American homes, especially in more rural parts of the country. Often with septic tanks, it can be hard to tell if there is an issue until it is far too late and there is waste all over your property. That is because most of these septic tanks are kept hidden underground. However, if you look closely you can see the signs of a failing septic tank before it reaches that point. Here are three signs that should get you to immediately call for septic repair services.

Very Slow Response When Using Plumbing

If it takes a long time for your plumbing to drain, and you have made sure there are no blockages in your home's drains, then the only other problem could be coming from your septic tank. This is quite an easy repair compared to other problems, as it just requires the plumber to locate the blockage, which is hopefully not totally underground, and then to remove it. Often this can be done within a day or so. If you leave this blockage for too long, however, it can completely close up, which can cause a crisis. As such, do not let it get to that stage.

Plant Growth Around Septic Tank

If your septic tank has sprung a leak, then one of the first signs will be the growth of plants in the area, whether it be your grass or small bushes and flowers. This is because the waste can almost act as a fertilizer to them. If your garden starts looking a lot healthier out of nowhere then you might want to ask why this is the case. Call for a septic repair service just to be sure that everything is happening naturally and your grass isn't growing thanks to your sewerage. 

Strange Noises

If you hear anything rattling, rumbling, or crashing through your drains, then this could the noise coming from your septic tank making its way back through the plumbing to the house. Hearing sounds out of the ordinary is never a good thing when it comes to plumbing, so it pays to listen when you flush or drain a sink. Strange noises, combined with other problems like excessive power bills or bad smells, should be more than enough to convince you that it is time to get a specialist plumber on the phone. Contact a septic repair service for more information.