If you notice puddles in your yard or foul odors coming from drains, you may need to replace the septic tank. Septic tanks are often installed for rural homes that are too far away from an available sewage system to handle wastewater treatment. Fortunately, you can count on our team for septic tank installation. Continue reading to learn the 5 signs you should replace your septic tank.

1.) Sewage Backing Up

It’s never a good sign when raw sewage backs up in sinks and toilets. If you see (or smell) raw sewage coming from your drains, call us immediately. We’ll be able to inspect your septic system to find the source of the problem. Depending on the extent of damage to your system, we may recommend new septic tank installation.

If you hear gurgling coming from the drains, call us immediately to schedule an emergency septic tank inspection. Gurgling drains could mean your pipes are clogged with raw sewage.

2.) Puddles in Yard

concrete septic tank can last up to 40 years, given proper maintenance. However, once you notice puddles in your backyard, it may be time to replace the septic tank. If it hasn’t been raining, there’s no reason why there should be puddles where your septic tank is buried. Puddles in your backyard are a warning sign you’ll need to replace the septic system soon.

Your septic tank system is designed to treat wastewater before it’s discharged to the drain field. However, if the drain field has too much wastewater, it will flood your backyard and force raw sewage to back up in household drains. You may also notice raw sewage floating in your backyard.

3.) Foul Odor

All the wastewater from your home flows into the septic tank. Unfortunately, you’ll start to smell that wastewater near the tank or drain field when the septic system starts to fail. Fortunately, we offer septic system installation so you can fix the problem as soon as possible.

4.) Contaminated Well Water

When the septic system fails, it can force raw sewage from the tank to the surface of your yard. When this happens, ground water can get contaminated with nutrients, viruses, and coliform bacteria. Fortunately, we’re able to check the quality of your groundwater during septic tank service. That way, we’re able to determine if your septic tank system needs replacing.

5.) Greener Grass

Is the grass near your septic tank greener than the rest of your lawn? If so, you may need to replace the septic tank as soon as possible. The drain field is responsible for filtering pretreated wastewater from the septic tank. However, when the drain field starts to fail, the amount of moisture in the soil will increase significantly, which makes grass greener.

You may also notice the grass around your septic tank growing faster than the rest of your lawn. When a septic system fails, it can force sewage to the surface. When this happens, the sewage acts like a fertilizer to the grass growing about your septic tank.

McCullough Excavating & Silt Removal in Bainbridge is dedicated to helping homeowners just like you replace their failing septic tank systems. We also offer services for lake dredging and commercial demolition. To schedule your quote for septic tank installation, call (765) 386-6514.