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With proper maintenance, a septic system can last as long as three decades. However, if you’re experiencing the following problems at your Jacksonville, IL, home, you might be due for septic system replacement sooner.

Slow Drainage

Household drains get clogged once in a while. However, if your drains continue to drain slowly after you’ve plunged them or had professional drain cleaning, your septic system could be to blame. The issue could simply be a dirty septic tank, but you’ll want to schedule a service call with a septic expert to have your system inspected before the problem gets out of hand and sewage backups occur.

Foul Smells

Your household drains and the area around the septic tank shouldn’t smell like raw sewage. Foul odors are signs of sewage leaking from the tank. Sometimes, this happens because the tank is full. Other times it happens because the septic system is damaged. If you notice a foul smell and a soggy yard where the system’s installed, chances are you’re dealing with a cracked tank or a problem with the leach field. Call for professional septic services immediately to figure out what’s happening.

Age of the System

If your septic system is nearing the end of its lifespan (around 30 years) and you’ve experienced several problems, instead of making temporary repairs, it might be time to cut your losses and install a new system. Doing so will ensure seamless drainage and keep raw sewage from contaminating your yard and home. You’ll also save money on costly repairs that often come with an aging system.

Don’t let your septic system get the better of you. Being proactive at the first sign of trouble protects your home and finances. For more information about HRI Plumbing’s professional installation services and septic system replacement, call us today!

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