Septic System Warning Signs
Is there a musty smell in your house?
Many times the odor is coming from a dry drain, which is a very simple problem to fix. Every drain in your house has a trap (that's the U-shaped pipe you see under your kitchen sink.) The purpose of this pipe is to keep the gases from your septic system from coming back inside the house. The trap works because water sits in the U-shaped section of pipe, preventing gases from escaping. However, if the water evaporates because the traps aren't in use for a period of time, the gases are able to escape. The solution is very simple: just add water to the drain. If that doesn't solve your problem, you most likely have a larger issue. Call 541.567.8940 or fill out the form below and we'll be happy to come out to look as soon as possible.