Signs That Your Septic Tank Is Full

As a homeowner, you rely on your septic tank to drain wastewater and sewage from your home. Knowing when the tank is full can be quite puzzling, and you need to call your local plumbing experts to help manage the septic. Let’s discuss common signs indicating the need to drain your septic tank.

Your Toilet Can’t Flush

A clogged toilet is one of the most common signs that you need to drain your septic tank. A toilet that can’t flush indicates your drainpipes are blocked and need to be drained. A sewage backup in your toilet suggests that you need to empty your septic tank.

Gurgling Sounds From Drainpipes

A gurgling sound from your septic’s drainage system when you use the bathroom, flush the toilet or use the sink is a sign the septic is full. When the drainpipes push out air instead of water, debris may build up, blocking waste from draining into the septic tank. In addition, when water drains slowly from your toilet, kitchen sink or bathroom pipes, you must empty your septic tank.

Water or Sewage Pools

A full septic tank can cause wastewater or raw sewage to push out from the pipes connected to your drainage system. This will cause the blocked water or sewage to spill and pool in and around your home, which harms your family’s health. Besides, sewage can also leak from your septic tank’s openings, forming a pool or a stream on your property.

There Is a Foul Odor

Raw sewage can leak or flow from a full septic tank, causing a foul smell inside and outside your house. Bacteria buildup can cause a sulfuric smell in your septic tank, a potential health hazard.

A full septic tank can be a nuisance and needs immediate attention. At Northern Air Plumbing & Heating, we can help deal with your septic menace and ensure a safe and habitable environment for your family. Our professional NATE-certified plumbers are available for plumbing, heating, cooling, indoor air quality, and geothermal needs. If you reside in Aitkin and the surrounding areas, call us today!