It is vital to make sure that you are calling in the experts to have your septic tank repaired as soon as it has come to your attention that there is a problem. Understanding what can happen if you don't do this can help you remember just how important of a task this is. Here are some things that can occur if a failing septic tank is left alone:
Your Yard Can Become A Septic Swamp
Even if you only have a very small crack in the wall of your septic tank, it could result in a very swamp-like yard. As the septic waste seeps out of the tank, the soil will be soaked with toxic water and waste. You cannot allow anyone to walk through the septic soaked yard, including your animals, in order to ensure that no one is going to get sick from it. You might also notice that the grass in that area is going to grow much faster than the rest of the grass. It may also appear to be a much brighter shade of green. The change in grow and coloration might be signs that are noticed very soon after the leak starts.
You May Have Trouble Flushing The Toilet
Sending a bunch of water down your drain lines may start to become problematic when there is an issue with the septic tank. For example, if the opening in the tank, where the main drain line connects, has broken or become clogged, water that you send though the lines will not be able to quickly and easily make it into the tank. There will be some resistance.
If that section has become completely closed off, you might find that in a couple of days the water that you start sending down the drains in the house will simply sit in the line. You may find that water will actually start backing up through all of the drains in your house. Since the water will be water from your sinks that is also mixed with the water waste that was flushed down your toilet, you want to take care of this problem before it spills out all over your floors, which can be dangerous because of all of the bacteria.
As you can see, it is crucial that you are taking action and calling a professional septic tank repair expert. The sooner you have the problem addressed, the less likely it is that you will have to deal with any major mess.