Septic tank emergencies can be a massive mess. It is always best to have a plan, as septic tanks if un-maintaned can become a ticking time bomb. When a septic emergency occurs, its best to be prepared as to what steps to take, and how to resolve this extremely inconvenient issue quickly. The following can be of assistance when disaster strikes and septic tank issues arise which include knowing what to look for. When seeking the most experienced professionals in West Seattle septic tank, Puget Services can help and offers the following key advice.
Spot the Signs of Septic Tank Failure
Septic tanks are buried underground, so inspecting them on a regular basis can be quite difficult for the average homeowner. Inspections should be completed regularly by septic professionals who know exactly what they are looking for and who can spot signs of issues before a significant problem occurs.
If you notice fixtures that are slow to drain, foul odors or even flooding, these are key indicators that your system could be giving out. Keeping an eye on your lawn can be an indicator as well. If the area around your septic tank suddenly seems to be growing greener and faster than the surrounding grass, there is a problem and a leak is likely to be the culprit.
Waste is high in nitrates and phosphates, which makes an ideal fertilizer for grass.
Know Who to Call
All septic repairs require an approved repair proposal and permit from Public Healthy – Seattle & King County.
If your family ever finds that your septic tank has backed up, it is highly advisable to call in a licensed professional immediately. Taking matters into your own hands can be a dangerous and expensive undertaking, with the risk of serious injury, or sickness.
A West Seattle septic tank specialist will determine whatever issues are occurring and have the proper equipment and experience to handle them safely. Upon inspection of the septic tank, a plumber may be needed to check for clogs in the line between the building and the septic system among a host of additional issues which could have caused the issue initially.
Always be on the lookout for septic tank problems. Spotting the warning signs early on will prevent much bigger catastrophes from occurring resulting in inconvenience and extensive costs. If you are in need of a septic tank check, or are experiencing a problem, contact us to schedule a consultation with one of our Puget Services experts at (888) 435-1212. We are always ready to offer assistance with any of your home maintenance needs. Contact our septic specialists today for prompt and professional service.