Learning About Septic Services
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Learning About Septic Services

Welcome to my site. My name is Jorge. The septic company sent a notice to my home recently about pumping out the tank. After living in my home for a few years, it was time to service the septic tank to keep it in good condition for years afterward. I watched in awe as the septic truck cleared the tank and restored the function of the system. I will use this site to discuss the process of servicing the septic tank. I will also talk about repairs commonly performed on the septic components. I hope you will visit often to learn more.


Learning About Septic Services

Septic Issues That Your Home May Need Repaired

Rose Austin

A septic system that is in a state of disrepair can be a serious problem for a home. However, homeowners will often not be aware of the numerous types of problems that can occur when the property is needing septic repair work.                


The septic system will be more than simply a large tank. It will also utilize a series of pipes to bring wastewater to the tank as well as to transfer it to the drainfield where it can safely drain. If there are ruptures in any of these pipes, it can lead to significant problems for the septic system as well as the property. For example, the water that could be released by a ruptured pipe may cause the soil to erode enough that the septic tank is no longer properly supported. Additionally, the water will be filled with harmful bacteria that could make the soil in the area unsafe, and it may even contaminate underground drinking water sources.

Backflow Issues

Unfortunately, there can be instances where a home's wastewater may not have enough pressure to effectively make it out of the plumbing system. This can lead to the wastewater backflowing into the freshwater for the home. Not surprisingly, this can lead to significant health problems for those that try to use the home's water. The septic system can also experience problems from this as the system may become filled with large amounts of air. Luckily, backflow problems are easy to correct if a pump is installed to help give the water enough force to be able to make it through the home's drainage lines.

Reduced Septic Capacity

Over time, your septic tank will become filled with solid debris. This is an unavoidable process as the tank will simply be unable to completely breakdown all of the organic materials that are entering it. This can greatly reduce the capacity of the septic tank while also greatly increases the risk of the system clogging as a result of these materials becoming dislodged and entering the smaller drainage pipes. To prevent this problem, you will need to have the septic tank professionally pumped every few years so that any materials that are accumulating in it will be able to be removed. This can be the single most effective step in avoiding the need for expensive septic repairs in the future. However, it is common for homeowners to delay this preventative maintenance, which can lead to major clogs that might require excavation work to correct.