Date Posted: 2021-07-28
A healthy septic system shouldn't really make any noises. Normal functioning septic pipes can drain a gallon of wastewater in 30 seconds, and you won't hear a sound of it. So when all of a sudden you hear a gurgling sound, your septic system may be telling you that something is wrong. And you need to take action sooner rather than later before the problem gets out of hand. Some problems may be an easy fix, while others can be more complex and disastrous if they are not handled immediately. In both cases, it is in your best interest to contact a professional septic service company to diagnose the problem and restore your septic system to order.
Reasons Septic Systems Bubble And Gurgle
As a homeowner with a septic system, it is best to pay attention when your system "talks." It may be alerting you of potential issues which you can tackle before they get out of hand. Now, there are several causes of septic system disruptions that could be bringing about bubbling and gurgling. These include:
The gurgling sounds could be a result of a blockage in your plumbing drains. The pipes connecting the plumbing in your house to the septic tank may be clogged or are developing a clog. The blockage causes slow drains and distinctive gurgling noises. More often than not, a simple plunging of your gurgling sink or toilet might just be the solution. Other times you may need to have your drains opened up to remove the clog.
Blocked Sewer Piping
The pipes that direct household wastewater to your septic tank may be blocked. A blocked sewer line is often due to flushing down inappropriate items such as dental floss that should instead be thrown away. An increase in water usage could also cause this type of blockage. For instance, on laundry days or when you have additional guests in your home, you may notice that your toilet drains slowly then gurgles. To clear out the clog, you will require professional assistance from a septic services provider.
Drain Vent Issues
Another cause of your septic tank gurgling outside is a blocked drain-vent system. If you notice that your toilet bubbles when the shower runs, the problem is in the drain vent. The drain vent is responsible for removing harmful sewer gas from the pipes and routing it outside your home. If the drain-vent system is blocked, a gurgling sound may be produced at plumbing fixtures in your home when wastewater seeps through the blockage. A bad smell throughout the house may accompany the sound. Sewer gases seeping into your home are a major health hazard to you and your loved ones. Therefore, the problem ought to be checked as soon as possible.
Septic Tank Is Too Full
The most common reason for a gurgling septic system is an overly full septic tank. When your septic tank is too full of solid or grease, it prevents the proper flow of wastewater from the tank into the drain field. In addition, the overfilled tank may lead to more serious septic issues such as septic drain field failure and sewage backup. Therefore, before the little glug-glug turns into a catastrophe, it's best to have your septic system checked.
Simple DIY remedies can solve some of the problems mentioned above. But without the required skills and tools, you might end up worsening the issue in an effort to fix it. It would help if you considered calling a licensed professional to help determine the exact source of the problem and take the necessary steps.
Other Gurgling Sounds To Look Out For
Gurgling septic pipes are not the only sign of problems with your septic system. There are other plumbing drain sounds that you should look out for. For example, trickling water sounds or water dripping noises coming from a plumbing fixture in your home like the sink or toilet might indicate a leak problem. Both of these can also be caused by flooding or a backup in the septic system.
Time For A Septic Pump Out?
Like any other part of your home, your septic system requires regular maintenance. However, most homeowners forget to regularly inspect their septic systems because they can't see it, out of sight, out of mind. It is recommended to have your septic tank pumped out every two or five years to make sure it's functioning properly. But if you have many people in your household or your septic tank is a bit small, you might need to pump it out more often.
In order to stay on top of your septic system with regular check-ups, it's best to leave the job to a professional. You should consider hiring a top septic services company near your location. Allto Construction is the best choice for you. We are committed to servicing any, and all your septic system needs, from installations to repairs and maintenance. Our technicians are highly trained to get all your septic issues fixed before it's too late. We will not only solve the immediate problem but also help identify and repair any issues that may occur in the future.
Proper use and maintenance of your septic system is the best way to prevent it from gurgling and suffering any problems. We are proud to offer a diverse range of septic system repairs that help keep our customer's homes and businesses operating as they should. When you schedule a routine inspection with us, you can expect us to perform the inspection as if it were being conducted on our homes. Our assessments evaluate your septic systems' interior and exterior to ensure that everything is in tiptop shape.
We are a one-stop for all your septic system services. Therefore, if your drains are talking to you, it might be time for you to give us a call. Getting ahead of a potential problem is the best way to avoid a septic system disaster. So please don't hesitate to reach out. We are available for you 24/7 for septic system emergencies.