Many homeowners find it difficult to know whether their septic tank is in need of a repair or two, because it is something that is out of sight. They cannot see the condition of the septic lines or the tank itself. However, this does not mean that there are not actual signs that you can keep an eye out for. Take a moment to review the following signs that you will want to keep an eye out for so that you can call in a septic tank service before things get out of control.
Strange Sounds In The Drains
When you send water down the drains in your home, you should not hear much in the way of strange sounds. However, if you are, you are going to want to call in a plumber or septic tank specialist. If the sounds, such as gurgling, are only present when you are using one particular drain, it could be that there is a small clog in that one line between the drain and where it connects to the main line. If you are hearing such sounds out of every drain in the house, the problem is most likely further down in the main line or in the septic tank itself. Your trusted septic tank professional will be able to send a special camera down through your lines in order to find the exact location of the problem.
You Smell Rotten Eggs
Unless you have just literally thrown rotten eggs in your kitchen trash can and have yet to take the bag outside, such a smell is a bad sign for your septic system. This is the smell that is typically associated with methane gas, which is the byproduct of your septic waste. If you are smelling this in your home, it is most likely due to the fact that the septic waste is starting to come back up the drain lines. Should you delay an inspection and repair any longer, you might find yourself with a house full of septic waste, as it will eventually back all the way up the lines, through your drains, and onto your floors.
With those two signs in mind, you should have no trouble deciding whether it is time to call in a professional septic tank specialist. This way, you will be able to have the problem diagnosed and repaired before it gets out of hand.
When hosting an outdoor party, you have two options to provide your guests with restroom facilities - allow them to go in and out of your home or rent a portable toilet for the party. I couldn't imagine having my guests use one of the dirty porta-potties that I suffered through using in many places in the past, so I opted to allow everyone to use the bathroom in my home. After spending a small fortune having my carpets cleaned after one party, I decided to look into my options. This blog is all about the great options of portable toilets that you have for your events.