If it hasn’t happened to you yet, then it is something that will occur and you wouldn’t wish it on your worst enemy. The day will come when you flush the toilet and instead of the contents going down and away from you, it will start to rise and come towards you. This is a very scary time indeed and you only get some kind of relief, when it stops at the rim of the toilet and then starts to slowly recede downwards. When this happens to you, you can be sure that there is a problem with your septic tank and this needs immediate attention.
Many homes experience septic tank problems in Oxford, but thankfully, they know they can call out a professional to take care of it. The following are some of the tell-tale signs that there is an issue with your septic tank.
- The toilet has been mentioned, but when the water from your shower drains away very slowly, or doesn’t drain away at all, then there is definitely an issue with your septic tank and it needs to be fixed.
- Similarly, if your bathtub and the kitchen sink isn’t draining water away quickly enough and then you start to hear gurgling sounds in your plumbing system, then there is a problem with your septic tank.
- Your septic tank is usually installed outside near the home and if you start to experience bad smells coming from that area and the grass is bright green and spongy, then again, you have a problem with your septic tank.
If you are experiencing any of the above issues, then you need to call someone out to address the problem.