Solutions To Dealing With Septic Tank Backup
Septic tank backup is a very common problem that most households experience at some point of time or the other. The problem could be as simple as a drain getting clogged or it could mean that your entire filter is clogged. If you see any signs of septic tank backup, the best thing to do is to call a professional immediately.
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Common Septic Tank Problems
There are numerous things that can go wrong with septic systems. But here are some of the most common problems that are usually associated with either a backed up drain field or tank:
• A broken drain line or a broken drain field pipe
• A lack of septic tank enzymes or bacteria that are needed for the system to function
• Tree roots that have lodged themselves into the system and damaged parts of the system or clogged the drain field
• Clogging due to not having cleaned the tank regularly or sludge from not pumping the tank regularly
• Excess of grease in the system
• Improper location of the drain field or an out-dated design
It is often difficult to spot when there is a problem but you should keep an eye and ear out for gurgling sounds, backups in the toilets and a funny smell from the system. Even if you have a small suspicion that something may be wrong, it is better to get it checked as soon as possible.
Solutions to Septic Tank Backup Problems
Your problem may be very minor and require a simple septic tank cleaning or septic tank pumping. However, there is a chance that this problem is serious and you may need a professional to use a drain snake or conduct repairs for the entire system.
If there is a clogging problem, it is advisable to get the whole system cleaned out. Many contractors use a biological cleaning agent of high quality so that the bacteria in the tank are not harmed. Small cameras are used to locate any breaks in the system while a dye may also be passed through the pipes to show any cracks.
Ideally, septic tank maintenance should be carried out on a regular basis so that the septic professional can clean out the system and conduct septic tank pumping. This will help the whole thing function better, prevent clogging, prevent backup and it will allow you to find small problems before they turn into large ones.