Summer Septic Tank Problems

Most of the time, septic tanks run smoothly with minimal issues. While summertime isn’t a particularly problem season for septic tanks and soakaways, many of us can notice septic tank problems during the summer as we spend an increasing amount of time outside. And let’s face it, no one wants a badly smelling septic tank accompanying their family barbecue. So, in this blog we’re running through some of the septic tank problems that may come to the forefront in summer.

Septic Tank Smells

While we welcome any sunny weather we get in Britain, the hot temperatures can intensify bad odours coming from your septic system. These smells can be a sign of a serious problem with your septic system so it’s best to get it checked out by a drainage expert as soon as possible to prevent the problem getting worse.

Boggy Ground

During the drier months, boggy ground around your septic tank or soakaway is often easier to notice than in Winter. Although our grass may welcome some much-needed water during the dry summer months, boggy ground around your septic tank is always a red flag.

Boggy ground around your septic tank can be a sign that your soakaway is blocked by solid particles that should not have filtered through to the soakaway. As such your wastewater can begin to overflow and saturate the surrounding area. Not an ideal scenario.

If you notice boggy ground around your soakaway the first thing you need to do is contact a drainage expert. They can come out and assess the problem, offering advice and an effective solution.

Problems With Your garden

Most of us spend the longer, lighter and warmer days sprucing up our green spaces. Therefore, you may notice irregularities in your garden during summer more than in winter. Dead grass near your septic tank or unusual weeds and plants growing around your septic tank can be a sign that something is amiss.

Keep an eye on the problem and perhaps make a note of any changes so you can pass this information over to an expert during their visit.

Strange Sounds

You’re enjoying a relaxing summer evening and you hear some strange sounds coming from your septic tank. Hardly the harmonious sounds of summer you want to be hearing.

Irregular, loud noises coming from your septic tank can be a vital sign that the system isn’t functioning properly or that there has been a blockage within the system.

As with all septic system problems, it’s best to get these summer septic tank problems checked out sooner rather than later. That way you can minimise the damage to your septic system and property, reduce the cost of repair and get back to enjoying your outdoor space during the Great British Summer!

If you’re concerned about problems with your septic tank or soakaway contact our team who will be more than happy to help with no obligation advice and a free septic system investigation. 

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