A is one that can no longer treat or distribute the wastewater. You may be dealing with backed-up pipes and drains or a flooded field. This poses a health risk to you and your surrounding community. A may lead to contaminated groundwater, unhealthy drinking water, and an increased chance of bacteria and contaminants in the area.
Signs of a failed septic system may include, but aren’t limited to:
- Slow flushing toilets, or backed-up drains.
- Water and/or sewage backing up into the home through toilets, sinks, and drains.
- Standing water near the tank or around the drain field.
- Sewage smells near the tank.
- Green, springy grass growing rapidly around the tank. Brown, or nearly dead grass, over the tank is often the sign of a healthy septic system (ironically enough!)
If more than one of the above issues occur, it’s likely that your septic system has failed. That means not only is your system posing a health hazard, but standing water in your home and on your property is at risk of additional damage.
For information or to make an appointment, contact Morse Engineering and Construction.