What are the signs of septic tank problems?

  • Septic tank effluent surfacing on your lawn
  • Strong or bad odours coming from the septic tank or drains
  • Pollution of nearby ditches or streams with effluent
  • Slow flushing of toilets
  • Gurgling in the drains
  • Ground movement (dips) near the septic tank or soakaway
  • Toilet overflowing
  • Overflow at washing machine hookup
  • Overflows into shower or bath when the sink is discharged

Drain inspection chambers have standing effluent in them. These Septic Tanks should be empty.