Septic tanks have the important job of managing and treating a property’s waste. Like most forms of plumbing, these systems require occasional repairs to run properly. Neglect them too long, and you run the risk of messy and smelly consequences.
At Gillece Services, our team of trained plumbers will keep your waste treatment systems in top shape. We have provided quality septic tank services in the Pittsburgh, PA area for almost 40 years and counting! With us, you can also enjoy prompt 24/7 emergency services, generous financing options, and flat-rate pricing. We’re your trusted home service professionals!
Have a different plumbing problem? Our capable technicians can conduct general plumbing repairs that can fix your issue quickly!
The Benefits of a Septic Tank Installation
Why do some property owners forgo using the public sewer system for a private septic tank? While both can effectively get rid of your waste, the latter has several unique advantages that might interest you:
- Lower installation costs
- Environmentally friendly
- Minimal maintenance
- No monthly fees
Dealing with a sewage line clog? We also offer reliable clog removal and draining cleaning services.
Signs That Your Septic Tank Needs Repairs
Modern septic tanks are incredibly durable, so it's unlikely that they will ever need repairs, but how can you tell if they do get damaged? Since most of these systems are underground and hidden from plain sight, it can be challenging to notice any defects. However, there are a few common warning signs that you can look out for:
- Foul smells: If the sludge in a septic tank is not properly contained or treated, odors will eventually permeate your property.
- Thriving plants: Your septic tank and sewage lines are full of nutrients that plants need to grow. If you have a leak, you may notice much greener, taller plant growth around your system.
- Slower toilet flushes: A damaged septic tank can affect your plumbing system’s draining efficiency, so always pay attention to how quickly your toilet can flush down waste.
- Water pooling: If you suddenly notice water accumulating in areas where it shouldn't, it might mean a damaged septic tank. This water may be "grey" or appear dark and murky.