Learning About Septic Repair Techniques

3 Signs You Need To Replace Your Sewer Lines

Septic systems are an integral part of your home. They take the waste out of your home and into the drain field. As much as you want them to work all the time, they have to be properly maintained to stay in peak condition. To help you better determine when your sewer lines need to be replaced, be on the lookout for the following signs. 

Foul odors coming from the drains.

If you smell a foul odor coming from any of your drains, this often means that there is an issue with your septic system. It might be that your tank is full and is backing up inside of your home. It could also be that there is a clog somewhere in the line that is preventing the waste from going through the lines and out into the drain field where it is supposed to be.

However, it could also mean there is a problem with the piping from the sewers that leads to your house.  There could be a tree root growing through one of the pipes leading to your home, thus causing a backup in the system.

Problems with your drains draining properly.

When you flush your toilet, you expect the sewage to go down the drain properly and be pulled out of the home. If your toilet isn't draining when you flush it, you might be dealing with a problem somewhere in the sewer lines. Whether it be that your system is full or a clog is preventing the sewage from going down, you need to have a professional look at it to determine what needs to be done to correct the problem.

Soggy patches of ground in your yard.

If your sewer system is backed up and overflowing, you may notice soggy patches of ground in your yard.  Sewage in your yard is not only a health hazard, but it is also quite disgusting to smell. The only time sewage is going to start coming up through the ground is when your system is too full and it has no other place to go than out of the system and into the ground.

If you notice any of the above issues going on with your home, you need to have a professional (such as one from SOS Septic Inc) come out and do a formal inspection for you. This way you know how bad the problem is and what needs to be done to correct the issue.