Dealing with septic tank issues in the heat of spring and summer can be a real hassle. Warm weather can cause a host of septic issues if you’re not prepared, but the experts at Zinks Septic Solutions in Palmyra, NY, have some useful septic maintenance tips to help you stay on top of things.

One of the most obvious signs that you’re in need of septic tank service or repairs is if your toilet is draining slower than usual. You should try cleaning it with plumbing solution or a plunger, but if that doesn’t work, it most likely means there is a problem with your septic tank. Another sign that you’re septic tank may be in need of repair is if there’s a foul odor emerging from the tank. This odor will also permeate your home in the case of any major issues, and it could mean your septic system is in dire need of repairs, or is even on the verge of collapse.

A less noticeable sign that you have septic tank problems is if there’s green grass growing near your tank’s drainage system. If your septic system does have a leak, the grass can turn green due to the amount of nutrients contained in leaking septic waste. Many modern septic tanks have alarms located on the side of them, so keep your eye out for a blinking light or a quiet beeping noise that may indicate there’s a problem. Catching these issues early will save you thousands in repairs down the road.

These are just a few tips to help you tell when your septic system is having issues that need to be addressed. To learn more about septic tank installation, repairs, and maintenance, contact Zinks Septic Solutions today at (315) 359-0733, or visit them online for an extensive list of services.