Septic Tank and Gurgling Pipes

Why Septic Tanks Gurgle And How To Resolve It

septic tank


A septic system is one of the most important components of your home. If you do not have one, you know someone who does and has had to deal with a septic tank that has not been maintained well over time. And if your system is working properly, it will serve as an integral part of your daily life for many years to come. The trick is knowing how to keep it working like new!

That’s where we come in: We’ll explain why septic tanks gurgle, what causes slow draining fixtures such as toilets or showers, why sewage gas odors may emanate from your home (and how to get rid of them), and signs that indicate wet spots in yards or other soggy areas are caused by problems with drain fields or drain pipes around homes.”

Gurgling Sounds After Using Fixtures

You may hear septic tank noises after using the toilet, shower, or washing machine. These noises are a problem with your septic tank. You should still check for any of the following:

  • Your septic tank is full. It is possible that wastewater has backed up into your home due to a clog in the drain field or pipe leading into your house. If this happens, call us immediately so we can determine the cause!
  • Your septic system is not working well because it is too small for how many people live in your home (usually around 2–3 people). You’ll need to call us to determine if this is indeed the case before making an investment in either expanding or replacing it entirely—but talking about these issues as early as possible will help you budget accordingly and avoid unpleasant surprises later down the road.”

“If there’s nothing wrong with your septic tank itself, but you’re still hearing noises after using the toilet, shower, or washing machine then it could be because of a blockage somewhere else in your plumbing system. This can happen if there are tree roots growing into pipes underground, or even just sediment buildup over time that makes it difficult for water to flow down through them properly. If this is happening, then call up local plumbers and have them come out for an inspection so that they can

Slow Draining Faucets and Showers

If you hear septic tank gurgling sounds, or slow draining faucets and showers, it may be time to call our septic experts. This can indicate that your septic system needs attention.

Toilet Keeps Bubbling/Gurgling

If you hear your toilet bubbling or gurgling, it could be due to a clog in the line. This could be caused by sanitary wipes, feminine hygiene products, etc. Try plunging the toilet first to see if this will dislodge whatever is causing the problem. If not, try using an auger that attaches to your drain and remove any debris.

If you do not do anything about it soon enough and it overflows back into your house through the floor drains or under-sink plumbing – then clean-up can become quite messy! You may also notice that there is a terrible odor coming from behind those walls which means there has been leakage down into other areas of the house such as closets or basement spaces where mold can grow quickly on wet surfaces making them unhealthy places for living (especially for children who might go exploring later).

The best way to avoid these problems altogether would be raising awareness before they begin – educating yourself about proper maintenance techniques so that when something does happen (like seeing bubbles rise up while flushing) then tools like these are already available in case anyone needs help figuring out how exactly how long ago their tank got full last time around.”

Sewage Gas Odor in Home

Some of the most common reasons for septic tank and drain field problems include:

  • Aging pipes or tanks. Septic systems can last from 10 to 20 years, depending on their size, how well they are maintained, and other factors.
  • A decrease in the amount of wastewater entering the system. This may be caused by a reduction in household size (e.g., empty nesters), reduced use due to vacations, or simply not flushing as much as usual (perhaps because you are sick).
  • Too much water entering the system—for example, due to heavy rains or floods that cause infiltration into your home’s drains outside (or even inside!) of your property line(s).

If your system is older, it is possible that the tank or drain field is simply no longer working properly. In this case, you may need to get a pump-out and have the tank replaced or repaired. A pump-out involves using a vacuum pump mounted on a truck to remove all its contents to remove any solids that have accumulated inside over time.

Wet Spots in the Yard or a Soggy Area

If you have a wet spot in the yard and do not know why, or if your soggy area is growing larger, it is due to one of these reasons:

  • Your septic tank is not properly draining. This could be caused by a clogged drain field, which can be repaired with an auger (a tool used for clearing drains). It is likely to be caused by a mature bio-mat in the drainfield that is not allowing the wastewater to absorb into the ground.
  • Your septic tank is not properly installed or designed for your household size. You may need to upgrade from an older system with a smaller capacity than you require due to population growth over time.
  • Your pipes are leaking into the ground because they weren’t installed correctly and have deteriorated over time due to weather conditions like heavy rainstorms; this issue would require repair work done on both the pipe leaks as well as repairing any nearby damage caused by flooding before moving forward into more permanent solutions such as installing new pipes completely around existing ones.*These three solutions can fix problems caused either by incorrect installation methods used during construction stages of building new homes – especially where these houses were built without proper planning ahead – or just general wear-and-tear over many years until something breaks down enough that repairs are required immediately instead of waiting until later down the road when things get worse than expected!

A septic tank is not properly draining. Septic tanks can be clogged or soggy due to organic material such as leaves, hair, and soap scum building up inside the pipes. If you see any of these signs in your yard after a heavy rainstorm, then it is time to call us so we can troubleshoot your system.


If you are hearing a gurgling sound in your septic tank or have noticed that your toilet is bubbling, then it may be time to call the experts at Aero-Stream. Do not try to solve this problem on your own as there are many dangers involved when working with sewage lines.

Share this post:

From the same category: