Thank Your Plumbers — For Real!

Thank Your Plumbers — For Real!

Septic Issues To Watch Out For

by Bill Turner

Your septic tank is responsible for taking the waste away from your home, but unlike a traditional sewer system, your septic tank and all of its components are your responsibility to take care of. You need to maintain it, have it emptied and cleaned, and need to pay attention to issues in order to have them repaired when necessary—which is also your responsibility. You can hire a company to do all of these things for you, but you need to pay attention to some of the issues that may require repairs. If you aren't sure what type of issues to watch out for, read on for a few that may be more common. 

Drainage Issues

If you are noticing any drainage issues inside your home, it's a concern for your septic system. It could be a clog inside of the piping in your home, or it could mean that your system is so full that you need to have your septic tank cleaned out. If you have drainage issues, you need to pay attention to how you clean out the clog.

If you use a drain cleaning liquid, you need to be sure they are safe for septic systems. Some cleaners are not septic system safe and can kill the good bacteria in your septic tank. The good bacteria eat up the solids in your septic tank, so without this good bacterium, your tank may fill up much faster.

If you have drainage issues, use a rotating snake to clean the drains or use a plunger. If you have issues all throughout your home, you should have your tank cleaned out.

Flooded Septic Field

If you have a flooded septic field, it may be caused by a leak in your tank, or your septic tank may be full. If your septic field is flooded, it could also be due to other reasons, but it could be a major problem, as raw sewage may be in your yard and floating to local streams, which can also be an issue. You need to hire a professional septic company to take a look at your system to be sure you don't have any other issues that may be concerning.

Your septic tank is your responsibility, so pay attention to any issues that you are experiencing, and don't ignore them. If you notice any of the above-mentioned septic issues or concerns, contact a local septic tank service


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When you have a plumber come work on your home, we hope you thank them. Really, you should be thanking any contractor who works on your home, but we are a little partial to plumbers and happen to think they deserve a little more recognition. After all, the stuff inside the pipes they work on doesn't usually smell very good. And even though they wear gloves, they have to get pretty close to it! If you would like to learn a little more about plumbers, then we invite you to read this blog. After learning the basics, you'll really want to thank your plumbers!