Septic tanks contains everything you flush down the drain, including toilet water, human waste, and cleaning products. These materials mix together in the tank, along with microorganisms living in the waste. This combination can prove dangerous when it leaks, especially if it enters nearby water sources. For a septic repair in Mono, immediately Plumbing Authority Inc. if a septic leak happens on your property.
Contact us when you notice the following signs of septic system failure in your property:
- Foul odours – Foul odours inside the house can indicate septic backup, while outside the smells can point toward septic leaks or drainage issues. Plumbing Authority specializes in residential septic tank maintenance and repairs.
- Soggy yard – Water from a septic leak will accumulate in your yard. Nearby soil sags, creating a depression where water from precipitation and sprinklers can collect. Wastewater is a potential health and environment hazard, so this needs to be addressed right away. Repairing septic systems requires the tools and expertise of a professional.
- Backed up toilets -When septic systems stop processing waste and sewage, it begins to push the untreated waste back to the pipes, resulting in sewage backup. This is a serious problem; the waste water may contain disease-causing bacteria. Before the wastewater overflows into your home, call Plumbing Authority for a septic system maintenance, including inspection and repair.
- Lush grass patches Another sign that your septic tank may have problems is the unusual growth of green grass around the tank area. Leaking sewage may cause grass in the surrounding area to become overly “fertilized,” creating a patch of grass that looks more green and lush than anywhere else.
Septic repair for Mono residents should always be performed by a professional; DIY work can cause further damage to the septic systems and compound the problem. Waste in the septic tank also contains germs, increasing risk of infection. The professional plumbers at Plumbing Authority Inc. have the training, tools, and experience to deal with the problem safely and efficiently.
Septic backup can be dangerous; backed up water may leach into your water supply, potentially contaminating potable water. Our septic system repairs may include installing back-water valves to prevent backflow. We also provide accurate pipe-locating to identify compromised pipes to start work decisively. To find leaks, we offer CCTV (closed circuit television cameras) inspection to find out exactly where the leaks are, and hopefully solve the problem before any contamination occurs.
Leaks also pose a threat to nearby groundwater sources. Contaminated water can affect your children, pets, and your neighbours. Avoid potential health problems by calling for immediate septic tank repair.
Why You Should Never Overlook the Importance of Regular Septic Maintenance
Lack of proper and regular maintenance can cause your septic tank to fail over time. When your septic system fails, it does not only result in a huge mess — it can also put your health, your family, as well as the entire community at risk.
Not only do harmful septic tank fumes infiltrate your home, but dangerous gases are released into the outdoor air. A failing septic tank can pose several dangers to your health and property.
- Methane Gas
As the raw sewage starts to decompose within the septic tank, it generates various gases. When your septic system fails, among the most dangerous gases released back into your home is methane gas.
This type of gas is not only highly flammable, but it can also be extremely fatal to your health when ingested. When a failing septic tank releases methane, there is a high risk of an explosion occurring within your residence. Additionally, when methane gas lingers in the air, it can displace the level of oxygen in your home, putting you and your family at risk of asphyxiation.
Hiring a professional technician to regularly inspect the septic tank help identify the causes of failure. Addressing the problem as soon as possible is the best way to protect you and your family from the life-threatening effects of methane gas in the future.
- Hydrogen Sulfide
Another toxic sewer gas released from a failing septic tank is hydrogen sulfide. This harmful gas is known for its distinct odour described by many homeowners as the smell of a rotten egg. In addition to its offensive, unpleasant smell, hydrogen sulfide can put you and your family’s health at risk.
Depending on the concentration of the molecules, the gas lingering in the air can trigger eye irritation and even lasting damage to the eyes. Exposure to low levels of hydrogen sulfide can cause shortness of breath, cough or sore throat, and fluid accumulation in the lungs. On the other hand, prolonged exposure to low hydrogen sulfide levels can result in fatigue, loss of appetite, pneumonia, headaches, dizziness, memory loss, and irritability. Exposure to a high concentration of this toxic gas can impair a person’s nervous system, loss of consciousness, and even death.
Like methane gas, hydrogen sulfide is also highly explosive. When a failing septic system releases this toxic gas, it jeopardizes the safety and stability of your home. Investing in routine septic tank maintenance can effectively maintain safety and prevent any fatal impact of hydrogen sulfide on your family and home.
What makes the fumes released by a failing septic tank even more dangerous is that they carry airborne bacteria that cause various health issues. These pathogens can trigger respiratory problems, such as sinus infections, when inhaled on a regular basis.
Improperly maintained septic tanks can also allow harmful bacteria to permeate into the soil that surrounds the tank. If not resolved immediately, the bacteria can eventually seep into the nearby groundwater supply and contaminate your source of drinking water.
To ensure the safety and health of you and your family, make sure to practice routine septic tank maintenance (inspection, cleaning, pumping, and repair). Keeping your septic tank system in good condition helps contain all toxic sewer fumes and waste, as well as prevent the risk of life-threatening bacterial contamination that may affect the health of your family in the future.
- Costly Home Damage
The damage to your home often depends on how the severity of the leak in the septic tank. When the septic tank is close to your home or if the leak is immense enough, it can cause significant wastewater backup all the way to your home, resulting in costly water damage. The risk of flooding is also a possibility in homes with larger leaking septic tanks. Be sure to contact a licensed plumber to address the problem as soon as possible to protect the integrity of your home structure.
Routine septic tank inspection and draining enable our plumbers to thoroughly assess the current condition of your septic system and perform the necessary repairs needed to prevent a potential failure.
Plumbing Authority provides other plumbing services including septic tank installation and repair (for residential and commercial properties), pipe thawing, and vacuum pumping services. With over 20 years of experience, we bring quality septic repair to Mono and surrounding areas. In case of any plumbing problems, don’t hesitate to contact us at (647) 992-PIPE.