How Can I Tell if My Septic Tank Is Cracked?

The best way to tell whether your septic tank is cracked is to let us inspect it. This being said, there are also noticeable signs that the tank is cracked, and we will list the signs below. We are Express Septic Services, and we are your one-stop shop for all of your septic system maintenance and repair needs. If you notice any of the following symptoms in your yard, there’s a strong chance that your septic tank has cracked and it is leaking sewage into the ground.

Lush Vegetation

Sewage is a natural fertilizer, and, as such, there will be lush vegetation growing over the cracked septic tank. In fact, you will have an overgrowth of flora in this spot. This is because the ground is being watered by your household water as it flows through the septic tank. The vegetation is also being fertilized by the solid waste that is stored in the septic tank. If there is one spot in your yard that grows wildly, this is definitely an indication of a cracked septic tank or a problem with your drain field.

Soggy Ground

As we mentioned above, water flows through the septic tank and into the drain field. If the septic tank is cracked, some of this water may be routed out of the tank and pool underneath the top layer of soil. Aside from the lush vegetation, you might also notice that the ground above your septic tank is constantly soggy. Soggy ground is an indication that your septic tank is cracked.

Standing Water

Depending on the severity of the crack, you may have water pool above ground, as well. This is not only a sign of a cracked septic tank, but it can also be a sign of a drain field problem or a cracked main septic pipe. This pipe is the pipe through which the water and waste travel from your home into your septic system. You should never have standing water above your septic system.

Sewage Odors

Finally, if the septic tank is cracked and leaking human waste, you will have sewage odors above the tank. This odor is unpleasant and hard to miss. In fact, it’s a good idea to inspect the area above your septic tank on a regular basis to make sure there isn’t any soggy ground or sewage odors.

Call Express Septic Services in Greenville, SC, today if you suspect your septic tank is cracked. We will inspect the tank and replace it if necessary.

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