If your home’s wastewater flows into a septic system, you need to be proactive about caring for your drains and septic tank. Over time, the system can become clogged and overflow. The result is a smelly mess that can damage your home and lawn. For help with your septic system, contact Commercial Grease Trap Cleaning Corp. in Indianapolis today.

Septic Tank Cleaning

6 Signs of a Problem

If you notice any of the following six issues, request septic tank service immediately.

1. Water or Sewage Backing Up in Your Drains

If water or foul smelling liquid is backing up into your drains, your septic tank is probably full. Excessive water input and/or the frequent use of non-septic-safe products can quickly clog the system. Similarly, backed up drains can also indicate a clogged distribution line. 

2. Green, Spongy Grass Around Your Septic Tank

Lush, green grass growing on top of your septic tank is a telltale sign of a leak. As liquid wastewater seeps out of the tank, it acts as a fertilizer; hence, the lush, green grass. 

3. Trees or Shrubs Near Your Septic System

Tree and shrub roots naturally seek out sources of water. As such, roots that are close in proximity to your septic system will grow into the pipes and tank. Over time, the roots can easily crack a tank and clog or crush the lines.

4. Pooling Water in the Yard

Heavy rainfall can overload your system’s drain field and cause it to back up. If you notice standing water after a heavy rain, try to minimize your water use until the issue subsides. If the problem persists, though, your system is probably full and/or clogged.

5. A Rotten Egg Smell

Wastewater emits an undeniable rotten egg smell. Oftentimes, the presence of this smell indicates a leak in the distribution line.

6. Slow Drains

Slow drains throughout the home indicate a blockage in the pipe leading into the septic system.

Schedule Septic Tank Cleaning Service

If you notice any of these issues, contact Commercial Grease Corp. today. Furthermore, if you suspect a clog, we can perform a camera inspection to determine the source of the problem. Our hydro jetting service makes short work of even the toughest of drain clogs. To prevent issues, we recommend scheduling an annual septic tank inspection in addition to septic tank cleaning every three to five years. To request service, call today at (317) 269-0000.