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Warning Signs
There are a number of common signs of trouble with septic systems. These include:
  • Toilets or drains that are backed up or run more slowly than usual.
  • Foul odours in house or drinking water.
  • Sogginess in the ground around the septic or leaching bed area.
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  • Surface flooding of sewage or septic tank effluent around the septic system.
  • Activated alarm signals (lights or bells) on special treatment units.
  • Dosing pumps which run constantly or not at all. Note: Not all systems have pumps.
  • Unusually green or thick grass in or around the leaching bed area.
  • Significant algae growth in or around nearby lakes or water bodies.
  • High levels of nitrates, bacteria, or other contaminants in well water.
  • A well Planned system installed by a professional that is maintained properly will prevent issues that may affect the health of your family and very expensive repair. Contact Gerry Norton to ensure that your needs are taken care of from the beginning.
    If you have concerns about your present septic system contact Gerry Norton for a professional appraisal of your situation.
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