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Malfunctioning or leaking septic systems are more than just a nuisance or a potential repair bill – they’re an environmental hazard as well. If your septic system is old, like many New Jersey homeowners, located on wetlands or near water, or hasn’t been pumped within the past few years, there’s a chance it could be leaking into the soil and causing contamination.

The best way to check is to hire a septic inspection company like New Jersey’s own Classic Septic Inspections to conduct an examination of your septic system.

There are several indicators that a septic system may be failing. The most obvious one is slow drainage or sewage backup into toilets or sinks. This could indicate a blockage or something worse.

Evidence of the more serious problem of sewage spilling out into the environment includes a foul smell around the home, lush green grass growth around the septic system area, or excessive amounts of aquatic weeds or algae in your pool or other nearby bodies of water.

If you notice one or more of these symptoms, you should get your septic system inspected immediately. A leaking septic system is extremely bad for the environment, and can be harmful for your health. It can contaminate the local water table, rendering the drinking water unsafe for consumption.

Local plant and animal life can be poisoned, and children are at risk, too, especially if there’s standing water. This same standing water can be a breeding ground for mosquitos and other bugs, which can spread disease and cause a nuisance. Sewage can also leak into local bodies of water, ruining lakes or streams.

With that kind of negative impact, it’s important to get any type of septic leak fixed immediately. If you suspect your septic system may be at risk, don’t hesitate. For the cost of an inspection from a septic system professional like Classic Septic, you can prevent irreparable damage to the environment and possible harm to your family.

If you suspect problems with your septic system or would like to insure it is working properly, schedule a NJ septic inspection with Classic Septic Inspections.

Classic Septic does not do septic system repairs. We are strictly an inspection company. What that means for you is that you get an honest evaluation of your septic system. We have nothing to gain if your system needs repair or maintenance. We simply inspect your system to help keep your home environment healthy and free of septic hazards.

For more information on septic inspections in NJ, call our team at 973-900-1330.