When Your Home’s Septic System Needs To Be Replaced
The question of whether or not you need a new septic system depends upon how well it has been used: if it is nearing capacity, leaking, smells bad, or makes unpleasant noises when the water is turned on then you probably do.
What is a septic system?
A septic system is a self-contained, underground waste treatment system. Septic systems are used in areas where there is no central sewer system, and they are common in the Tampa and surrounding areas. Septic systems treat and dispose of household wastewater by using a combination of bacteria and other natural processes. Septic systems have a tank that holds sewage from the home. The tank is usually made of concrete, fiberglass, or plastic, and it is buried underground. The tank has an inlet and an outlet. The inlet pipe brings sewage from the house to the tank. The outlet pipe carries treated wastewater from the tank to a leach field, also called a drain field. The leach field or drain field is a series of perforated pipes that are buried in gravel-filled trenches. Wastewater from the tank seeps through the gravel and soil, which filters out impurities and breaks down the sewage into harmless byproducts. Proper maintenance of a septic system is important to prevent problems and keep the system working properly. When septic tanks are not maintained, they can fail, causing sewage to back up into the home or leach into groundwater. If you think your septic system needs to be replaced, contact
What are the signs your current septic system is failing?
If your septic system is failing, you may notice that sewage is backing up into your home or yard, the drains are slow, or there is standing water above the drain field. These are all signs that you need to replace your septic system.
When do I need to replace my septic system?
It is important to know when your septic system needs to be replaced. Depending on the size and type of system you have, as well as the number of people using it, your septic system should last anywhere from 10 to 30 years. However, there are a few signs that indicate it is time for a replacement:
• Slow drains or toilets: If your drains are taking longer to empty than usual, or your toilets are backing up, this could be a sign that your septic system is not working properly.
• Bad smells: If you notice foul odors coming from your drains or yard, this could also be a sign that your septic system needs to be replaced.
• Water pooling in yard: If you see water pooling in your yard, this could be a sign of a leach field problem. This usually occurs when the soil around the leach field is saturated and can no longer absorb water. If you notice any of these signs, it is important to call a professional to assess the situation. They will be able to tell you if you need to replace your septic system or if there is another problem that can be fixed.
The cost of replacing one’s septic system.
The cost of replacing your septic system can vary depending on the size and type of system you have. The average cost to replace a septic system is between $3,000 and $5,000. However, if you have a larger or more complex system, the cost could be upwards of $10,000. Additionally, the cost of installation and permits can also add to the overall expense. Contact CDS Plumbing services today and schedule a septic system check up.