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5 Signs You Need a New Septic Tank!

Updated: Mar 11, 2022

A concrete precast septic practically lets homeowners set it and forget it with maintenance only every few years.

However, septic tanks are susceptible to weather as the bacteria inside the tank can have difficulty surviving in low temperatures. When the thermometer dips below 50 degrees bacteria slows and even stops moving. This can cause a build-up of sludge.

For more information on preventative maintenance for your cement septic tank, please visit our septic tank maintenance suggestions page.

If a homeowner notices any of the following they should contact a septic company right away because it could mean a septic system has filed and it needs to be replaced:

#1 Sewage backup

If raw sewage backs up in sinks or toilets, call a professional immediately.

#2 Puddles in the drain field

If the backyard has too much wastewater it will puddle signifying need for replacement.

#3 Foul odor

Smelling a foul odor near the septic tank means it is time to replace it.

NIH: Viruses in Nondisinfected Drinking Water from Municipal Wells and Community Incidence of Acute Gastrointestinal Illness

#4 Contaminated well water

This indicates the groundwater has been polluted and it’s time for a replacement septic tank.

#5 Greener grass

When a septic system fails it leaks sewage into the ground which acts as a fertilizer to the grass causing it to be greener than other areas of the lawn.

We may not think about it often–or even at all, but when a septic system backs up or breaks down it can be a huge problem. Becker & Scrivens' reliable Concrete Septic Tanks offer owners a long lasting, airtight, and leak proof wastewater system option.

Becker & Scrivens is your local redi mix concrete supply company in lower Mid-Michigan, North East Indiana, and North West Ohio. Tell your contractor you want Becker & Scrivens concrete for your next project.


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