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5 Signs You Might Need a Septic System Replacement

Your septic system is an extremely important part of your home. After all, your septic system makes sure waste, water, and other fluids are adequately deposited outside of your home. Without your septic system, you wouldn’t be able to live in a functioning and safe home. That being said, there will come a time where you will need to replace your septic system. Since it can be hard to determine when you need a septic system replacement, we’ve created a list of the top five signs it’s time to replace your septic system.

  1. septic system repairContinuous Clogging

Continuous clogging is one of the top signs it’s time for a septic system replacement. While it’s completely normal for your toilets and drains to clog every now and then, they should not clog more than once a week. That being said, if you notice your toilets, drains, and sinks clogging more than normal, be sure to call your plumber as soon as possible because you most likely need a septic system replacement.

  1. Slow Draining

Slow draining is another sign it’s time to replace your septic system. While showers and sinks might not drain as fast as they age, they shouldn’t have any problems draining or drain abnormally slow. That being said, if you notice water sitting in your shower or sink for longer than normal, it’s most likely time to contact your plumber.

  1. Gurgling Sounds

While septic systems aren’t usually 100% silent, they shouldn’t make any obscure noises, such as gurgling. In fact, gurgling is a top sign that your septic system is damaged and it’s time for a replacement.

  1. Standing Water

There should never be standing water around the outside of your toilet bowl, shower, or sinks. In fact, standing water is one of the most worrisome signs because if it’s left unattended for an extended period of time, it could cause water damage. That being said, be sure to get a septic system replacement before standing water becomes a bigger issue.

  1. Foul Odor

Lastly, a fully functional septic system should adequately keep any foul odors out of your home and lawn. But if your septic system is damaged, then those foul odors will seep through your septic system and penetrate the inside and outside of your home. Not only are these odors embarrassing and hard to live with, but they also signify that further damage might occur if your septic system isn’t replaced in a timely manner.