There is nothing worse than dealing with a septic tank issue. Trust us. That’s why the professionals at Curt & Jerry Sewer Service in Indianapolis want to give you a few things to look out for with your septic tank. Septic tanks are often neglected by homeowners because they are underground and out of sight. But when it comes to sewage and your home, it’s best to be proactive. 

Septic Tank Maintenance

1. Slow Drains

If your sinks, tubs, and toilets drain slowly, your septic tank may have a clog or blockage, and your tank needs to be pumped. This can be caused by flushing unsafe material or possibly tree roots obstructing the sewage lines. 

2. Gurgling Noises 

When you flush the toilet or run the water, do your pipes make a strange gurgling sound? This can be an indication that your septic tank is full and will need pumping or has other problems. 

3. Water Pools

Any water pools or suspiciously green areas of grass around your septic tank may be evidence of a leak. This extra “fertilizer” may seem good for your lawn but can lead to big problems down the road.

4. Backups

Sewage backups are one of the worst symptoms of a failing septic system. If you aren’t regularly pumping and maintaining your septic tank, having raw sewage in your house may soon be a reality.

5. Foul Odor

This is an unmistakable sign of needed septic maintenance. As your septic tank fills up, these odor-causing gasses can emanate from your toilets inside or your outdoor area near the tank. This sign is not only unpleasant but also unhealthy for you and your family. 

At Curt & Jerry Sewer Service, we have over 70 years of septic tank pumping and cleaning experience in the Indianapolis area. Call us at (317) 266-0000, or request service online.