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Key Signs of a Failing Septic System:
- Backup of sewage in your drains or toilets.
- Decreased flushing of your toilets.
- Decreased drain flow from showers and sinks.
- Unpleasant odors in your home.
- Issues with your Tank
- Over-flowing or near over-flowing septic tank.
- High solids accumulation in the septic tank.
- Issues with the Leach-Field and Surrounding Environment
- Water accumulating / wet patches in the leach field.
- Lush green grass through-out the year, especially if the surrounding garden is significantly different.
- Presence of contamination (e.g. nitrates, bacteria) in your well water is potentially a major health hazard and is a very clear indication that your septic system is not performing adequately.
- Accumulation of algae and aquatic weeds in adjacent lakes, ponds, streams is a clear indication that your septic system is under performing and contaminants / nutrients are migrating from your septic system.
For information on how to keep mosquitoes from breeding inside your septic tank, please download the flyer below provided by the National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases:
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