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6 Signs You Have a Backed-Up Septic System

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Signs of a septic system backup

Are you experiencing backup in your house? Here’s six signs you may have a backed-up septic system.

  1. Backup in the bathroom or facilities closes to the house.
  2. Backup that occurs when higher amounts of wastewater usage occurs.
  3. Odors outside.
  4. Wetness outside around cleanout, over tank, or over drainfield.
  5. Your septic tank has not been cleaned regularly.
  6. Leaky faucets, running commodes, or malfunctioning water softeners.

You may experience just one of these issues, or sometimes several at once.

Septic system or plumbing issue?

These signs are indicators of a septic problem, but they can also be symptoms of a plumbing issue. Watch the video below for tips that can help you decide whether to call a plumber or a septic system maintenance provider like Van Delden.

Still not sure? Contact us now for a free phone consultation.


For 80 years, Van Delden Wastewater Systems has withstood the test of time as the leading Wastewater System company, providing San Antonio, Boerne, and the surrounding Texas Hill Country with services you can count on now and in the future. 

Call us for any of your wastewater systems needs and let our professionals help you with your septic installation and maintenance requirements: 210.698.2000 (San Antonio) or 830.249.4000 (Boerne).


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