The dreaded gurgling of the toilet. This unpleasant sound never comes at a good time. You try and ignore it, but there it is every time you flush. as much as you don’t want to, you have to find out why it’s making the noise and get it repaired before it causes more damage.
Finding The Source Of The Gurgling Sound
Slow drains, gurgling coming from the fixtures when water is flowing into them, and even a foul smell coming from the pipes, could all mean a blockage in the pipes leading to the septic tank.
Problems With The Drain Vent
Sewer gas from pipes is released from drain vents. If they are broken or have any issues, they can make a gurgling sound when you flush the toilet or when water is going down the drain.
A Full Septic Tank
A full septic tank is the most popular culprit. Depending on how many people are living in the house and water usage, the septic tank needs to be pumped out every 3 to 5 years. If the septic tank is full, it can make that gurgling sound when flushing the toilet or drains are flowing out to the septic tank.
This can cause several issues, from waste water backing up into the bathtub and sinks, to waste water flowing into the drain field. Both can lead to big problems. From costly repairs to compromising the health of those living on the property.
What To Do If You Hear A Gurgling Sound
Waiting for it to go away on its own is not a good idea. If you think it is a clogged drain you may want to try a plunger. Chemical drain cleaners are also not a good idea, they can cause damage to the pipes and to the septic tank.
Calling in a professional is your best bet, this way you can be sure the problems is taken care of. If you hear any gurgling or strange sounds coming from your plumbing system, don’t hesitate to contact Orlando Septic Service. We are glad to help, we offer first time client coupons.