Septic Tank Backup
Signs Of A Septic Tank Backup
The septic system can be compared to a gigantic filter system. Solid and liquid organic wastes are sent into an underground septic tank through a system of pipes. The waste water seeps out slowly into a drain field and percolates through the soil, which acts as a natural purifying process. The solid waste settles to the bottom of the tank where it is broken down by the natural action of enzymes and bacteria. This has been the sewage system for hundreds of years and it has proven to be a very reliable system, until something happens that causes a septic tank backup.
Unclogging a backed up septic tank is best left to the professionals. It is a messy job and is not as straightforward as some of the other plumbing repair jobs. At Liberty Plumbing and Septic, our highly qualified plumbers have had years of experience dealing with blocked drains and backed up septic systems. We also have the latest tools of the trade so we can pump a septic tank efficiently and quickly with the least inconvenience to you. Call us today if you suspect you may have a septic tank backup.
What Are The Signs Of A Septic Tank Backup?
Some signs are subtle and will cause you to suspect that you may have a problem with the septic tank whereas other signs are not so subtle and are a sure indication of a problem with the sewage treatment system.
• Waterlogged Yard: A soggy, waterlogged yard when there has not been any rainfall could be an indication of a problem with the septic system.
• Water Backup in the Tub or Sink: Water that drains way too slowly or does not drain at all from the sink, bathtub or any other plumbing fixture in the home is another sign that the septic tank may be blocked.
• Sewage Odor: When the sewage pipes get blocked, the waste water backs up and covers the inlet and outlet pipes, preventing the sewer gases from dissipating. You can get the foul odor of the sewer gas near the drainage pipes, in the yard and sometimes even inside the house.
If you notice any of the above signs, it is important to get septic pumping done by a professional plumbing company urgently before the problem gets worse.
Plumbing problems never go away. They only get worse with time. The sooner they are dealt with, the easier they are to fix and when it is something as serious as a septic tank backup, you need to get it unclogged right away.