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4 Reasons You May Need a New Septic System
4 Reasons You May Need a New Septic System
Apr 20,2023

4 Reasons You May Need a New Septic System

Are you experiencing drain and septic problems? It may be time to consult a septic company to determine the state of your system. While septic systems can function for many years without showing signs of damage, routine inspections and septic tank pumping prevent malfunctions and costly replacements. At Rooter Man, we leverage extensive industry experience and expertise to diagnose any septic-related issue and recommend a viable solution to prevent a recurrence. However, some severe scenarios may prompt you to replace the entire unit. Here are the reasons you need a new septic system.


Pooling Water

Stagnant water anywhere in your yard is a big red flag. If your septic system malfunctions, it is possible that toxic effluent is leaking out into the yard. This can harm your loved ones and the environment, which is not ideal. Properties that use well water are more at risk of contamination, leading to catastrophic consequences. Once you notice a foul odor and stagnant pools of water in the yard, call a professional septic company.

We can determine the cause and severity of the damage to recommend a long-term solution. Common causes of pooling water include waste buildup, damaged drain field, leaking septic tank, and sewer line damage. The best way to prevent most of these problems is to schedule routine septic tank pumping and maintenance, allowing us to inspect your system for other signs of deterioration.

Sewage Smells

If you have a damaged sewer line or septic system, you may notice a sewage smell near the septic tank’s location or inside your toilet and drains. These smells precede visible signs of damage, prompting immediate inspection and repairs by a professional. A malfunctioning system may allow septic gases to escape through your plumbing and into your home. Call a septic company immediately if you notice a foul stench indoors or outside. A damaged drain field, a dislodged effluent filter, a leaking tank, and broken lids often cause septic odors.

Sewage Backup

Another reason to replace your septic system is frequent sewage backups. When sewage comes out of baths, showers, toilets, and sinks, it shows a serious problem for everyone living there. It also causes extensive damage to your home and thousands in repairs. Unfortunately, backups are often caused by a lack of regular septic tank pumping and maintenance. Besides the inability to pump and maintain your septic tank, sewage backups can result from dumping inorganic waste in the septic system, which builds up and clogs the system.

Rising Water Needs

According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, indoor water usage in an average household is 70 gallons per person daily. Many septic systems can hold between 900 and 100 gallons to keep up with your usage. However, increasing water use may render your current system ineffective, so you need to get a bigger and more efficient unit.

Although the list of reasons to install a new septic system is not limited to the ones listed, these are the most common. Contact us at Rooter Man and schedule a consultation with our representatives. At competitive rates, we provide various services, including septic system installation, pumping, and maintenance.

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