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.
Septic systems are one of the oldest methods of waste removal in use, and these systems have not changed much over the years. Modern septic tank repair often involves some of the same issues as older systems, but replacement tanks and other components have improved how long the septic system lasts.
Septic System Problems
Often the septic system on a residential property that is not working has issues inside the tank or the main line leading out of it. Things like tank leaks and spills can often be the result of the process inside the tank not functioning, and overfilling is typically dealt with by a septic tank repair service.
The tank will need pumping and cleaning before the work begins, but if the tank is not draining into the drain field, it may be related to the output drain on the tank. Sometimes material will get caught in the line, causing a blockage that causes the tank to overfill and run out of the top onto the ground around it.
The septic tank repair service can clear the drain line and check the pipes leading into the drain field at the same time. In rare cases, the blockage occurs further down the line in the drain field itself and may require excavating the drain field to access the pipes and restore the flow.
Using septic system-safe toilet paper and limiting the materials flushed down the drain can help reduce the potential for these issues and help ensure the tank works correctly and blockages do not occur.
Cracks Or Damage
Older septic tanks may develop cracks over time, especially if the tank is in a place that is not well protected and vehicles pass over it. The septic tank repair service can evaluate the tank for you, inspect the tank for cracks and other damage, and then recommend a course of action.
Typically, a cracked tank requires replacement, and the system's location needs to be marked to eliminate further damage. Septic tank repair services can excavate the tank and replace it, but they should also check the lines running into the system and the drains out while the septic system is exposed.
If your septic system is older, you may find you have a steel tank still in the ground, and over time these tanks will rust and deteriorate, causing leaks that require a tank replacement. Concrete tanks are the best alternative on the market for most residential needs, but there are some polyethylene tanks available for special situations.
Discuss the options with your septic tank repair contractor to decide what you need for your system, and they can help you select what you need to restore your septic system to full operation.
Contact a professional to learn more about septic tank system repair.