If your property uses a septic system, you want to avoid septic problems and needed repairs if possible. As a septic contractor, here are some of the most common septic problems we see in our line of work and what you can do to avoid them:
- Excess water in the tank—Using water inefficiently can cause your tank to hold more water than its intended capacity. When there is excess water in your septic tank, this means solid waste doesn’t get a chance to break down before moving into your drain field. To avoid this problem, use water efficiently in your home by spacing out loads of laundry, showers, and other activities that require large amounts of water.
- Odd smells near the tank—If you walk near the area where your septic tank is located and smell pungent odors that weren’t apparent before, this probably means solid waste has started to build up in your tank. To avoid further septic problems, give us a call right away to have us come and pump out your septic tank.
- Wastewater backups—When wastewater backs up into your showers, sinks, and toilets, this is another sign that too much solid waste has built up in your septic tank. Again, plan on giving us a call so we can come and remove this waste from your tank.
Remember that you can avoid these common septic problems and others like them with consistent maintenance. If you want to know more, please don’t hesitate to give us a call!