Is it normal for your septic system to smell every now and then? While it is not unheard of to notice the smell of the system every blue moon. But if you smell sulfide gas, similar to that of rotten eggs, it is time to contact the professionals at Orlando Septic Service.
There are a few reasons why you might be smelling this foul odor.
Your septic tank is overdue to be pumped
If the tank is full, it may start backing up or leaking, which is when you can start to smell it. Having your tank pumped regularly is necessary for the system to work properly.
Flushing items other than waste down the toilet
Your septic tank is only designed to process human waste and toilet paper. Flushing anything else can cause obstructions and other issues. This includes feminine hygiene products, oils, paints, medications, dental floss, and food.
Vent stack clog
Gasses in the septic tank build up and are released through the vent stack, typically around the roof. If debris clog the vent stack, such as leaves, the gases can become trapped, resulting in foul odors.
Defective seal or gasket
Pipes and gaskets not sealed properly can leak foul odors. This usually happens at the base of the toilet.
Ignoring septic odors will eventually lead to really big problems, such as percolating into the drinking water. The good news is it can be easily fixed by the professionals at Orlando Septic Services and for a limited time take advantage of our First Time Client Discount for 10% off our Septic Pumping Project.
Orlando Septic Service is an environmentally friendly company serving Central Florida for 23 years. We are a licensed septic contractor certified with the State of Florida. Earning our reputation as an honest and reliable waste management business in Central Florida.