Chances are you rarely think about your septic system — it's mostly hidden underground and rarely gives you cause for concern. However, Cox's Septic Service in Corbin, KY, the premier septic tank maintenance company in Whitley and Knox counties, wants you to be aware of indications that something is wrong with your system.
4 Signs You Need Septic System Maintenance
The worst and most obvious sign of a septic system malfunction is waste from your septic tank backing up into your sinks, bathtubs, and toilets. If you notice black sludge in these areas, call a septic tank maintenance professional immediately.
When your septic system is functional, the water it offloads into the leach field should never reach the ground’s surface. If the area above and around your septic tank is swampy or soggy, your tank could be leaking wastewater because of corrosion.
If foul odors are emanating from your drain field or plumbing pipes, you might have a septic tank overflow or leakage problem. You should not notice unusual smells when your septic system is operating properly.
A functional drain should empty your sink in a matter of seconds. If it takes significantly longer, you may have a problem. A single slow drain probably indicates a clogged pipe, but an issue with all the drains in your house is likely the result of septic tank overflow or a blockage near the tank.
Cox's Septic Service in Corbin, KY, offers comprehensive installation, maintenance, and repair services to customers in south-central Kentucky. To schedule an inspection, visit their website or call (606) 528-4782.