When it comes to your sewer and its cesspool, you probably don't give it much thought, that is, of course, until something goes wrong with it. When something does go wrong, then you can have a big (and often smelly!) disaster on your hands, such as a cesspool that has leaked waste water all over your lawn. Obviously, you never want to find yourself in this situation, and the good news is that you don't have to, at least not if you are watchful over your sewer system. If you can educate yourself on the common problems that occur with sewer systems and the major indicators that your sewage system is in need of some professional help, you can avoid these huge and stinky problems.
Sign #1: Pooling Water
As mentioned, when something is seriously wrong with your sewer system, you can often wake up to a huge and odorous wading pool of a lawn. Before that happens, however, you are very likely to have small amounts of pooling water on your lawn. This is especially common in the area around your drain field. Pooling water should never be ignored, especially in this area, since it typically indicates that your tank and/or cesspool have become full and are in need of assistance.
The good news is that, if caught early enough, this problem is typically very simple and even quick to fix. However, if you let it go too long, you could have serious odor problems and a severely damaged lawn. An overly full tank could also burst and leave you with expensive repairs or replacements to make. As such, at the first sign of pooling water, call on professionals for help.
Sign #2: You Haven't Had Professional Service in Years
Even if you don't notice any issues with your sewage system, it is probably in need of help if it has been two years or more since you last had professional assistance. The average sewage system needs to be pumped or, at the very least, inspected at a minimum of once every two years, so if you haven't been keeping up with that, or, if you recently bought your home and are not sure how long it has been since the sewage system has been inspected, it's time to call on the pros.
In fact, you can eliminate many problems just by having professional maintenance performed on your septic system regularly. Calling on professionals, like Jarrach Cesspools or others, to get set up on a regular maintenance schedule, along with looking out for signs of trouble, is the first step toward a healthy, properly functioning sewage system.