3 Common Signs That A Sewer Pump Is In Need Of Repair

A sewage pump is designed to pump household waste to an elevated municipal sewer line or the home's septic tank. When a sewer pump is not functioning properly, a house can experience a lot of plumbing problems. Ideally, a homeowner should recognize the signs of a sewer pump issue so repairs can be made before the sewer pump fails completely. Some common signs that a sewer pump is in need of repair include:

Bad Smells

One of the most common signs of a sewer pump problem is bad odors. If your sewer pump is not properly moving sewage from your home to the municipal sewer line or your home's septic tank, waste will sit in the pipes. As the waste sits, its foul odors will become noticeable. In most cases, you will smell bad odors coming up from your drains. It is also for the odors to be noticed when you turn on a faucet. Never ignore foul smells coming from your plumbing-- it is important to contact a plumbing and sewage company promptly.

Unexplained Clogs

In most cases, a clogged drain is an annoyance but it is not a sign of a huge plumbing problem. But when you have multiple drains that are clogged or draining slow or your toilet is not flushing properly, that can be a red flag that your sewer pump is not working as it should. Having multiple clogged drains or toilet problems often indicates that the sewer pump is not moving waste along so the solid waste causes a blockage. If this blockage is not cleared and the sewer pump is not repaired, waste and sewage can eventually back up into the home, causing a disgusting mess.

Pools of Water

If your home has a septic tank, finding pools of water on your property is never a good thing. If the water is pooling in the area of your septic tank's drain field, it may mean that the sewer pump is not functioning properly, so the wastewater is being pushed to the surface instead of making its way along the drain field. 

In addition to pools of water, you may also notice that grass in the area is greener and lusher than the rest of the yard. This typically happens because the water is receiving more water than the rest of the lawn, as well as extra fertilization from liquid waste rising to the surface. 

Contact a company like Forrest Sewer Pump Service for more information and assistance.