Septic tank odors are a sure sign of septic tank problems. When a septic tank system or a sewer drain line is producing septic odors, it can be a direct result of sewer line blockage or septic tank and leach field problems.
The most common cause of septic tank odors is a system that is over filled with solid waste and requires a pump out. Contact your local septic system pumping company immediately. Sludge builds up producing back pressure causing the out flow drain to back up into the house. This can result in septic odors and in some cases water damage.
Monitor your system for septic odors and pump out your septic system every 1 to 3 years depending on the number of people living in the home. Consider a beneficial bacteria septic treatment as a monthly additive to reduce sludge and septic odors. Studies have shown that the use of a monthly maintenance treatment with a beneficial bacterial will reduce the buildup of sludge and reduce pump outs.
In the event you do experience septic tank or sewage odors, a corrective action should be taken quickly. Septic system back up can quickly turn into septic tank and sludge odor build up.
Monitor your system regularly and maintain your septic system reducing odors and extending the life of your septic system.