Extra plant growth/dead spots over leaching bed
Grass & other plants over the leaching bed will be green even throughout drought as they are being watered from below. If there is excessive growth it may be a sign that water containing organic material is entering the leaching bed, whereas any dead spots of grass or plants could mean that the bed has become saturated. In either circumstance, it is advised that you have the tank pumped & inspected.

Sewage odours from lift pump in home
Your septic system may be too full. Call a licensed tank contractor have the system checked.

Tile bed area is frequently wet & spongy
The water in the tile bed or leaching bed area may not be draining properly; soil in the bed may be clogged & too much water is entering the system. Call a licensed tank contractor have the system checked.

Tile bed or leaching bed has a sewage odour
Solids may not be getting broken down & are retained in the septic tank, thereby entering the leaching bed; water may not be draining properly; pipe may be clogged. Call a licensed tank contractor have the system checked.

Black oily liquid pooling or bubbling on surface

Call a licensed tank contractor to have the system checked IMMEDIATELY!

Waste water backing up in home

If the level in the tank is at normal operating level, the pipe may be blocked from the house or the inlet baffle may be blocked or there may be a plumbing problem. In all cases a call to your plumber is in order.

If the level in the tank is too high, the outlet baffle may be blocked, the filter(if one is installed) may need to be cleaned or replaced, the pipe to the tile bed may need to be checked. In this case, call a licensed tank contractor have the system checked.

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