Although septic tanks are a great waste management solution for homes, just like anything else, they’re not perfect. If you take care of your septic tank and have it pumped, cleaned and inspected regularly – then you will rarely have issues. However, emergencies happen. The important thing is not to panic and to call Affordable Pumping Services as soon as possible. 24/7 Emergency service is there for that very reason. Here’s what else you should do.
Don’t Try to Fix Anything Yourself
Although it will be tempting to try to fix your septic problem, at least temporarily, instead of calling for a potentially expensive repair – DON’T DO IT. If you’re having an issue inside the house, like a gurgling toilet or clogged drain, trying to fix it yourself could possibly cause a sewage backup. Septic material is extremely toxic, so avoiding a backup should be your number one priority. Call a septic tank emergency service at the first sign of any issues.
Don’t Clean Up Raw Sewage Yourself
If you have a septic tank backup, either inside or outside, don’t try to clean it yourself. Raw septic waste is extremely toxic and shouldn’t be touched. It would be best if you also weren’t breathing it in. That’s why it’s imperative to call an emergency septic system company as soon as possible. Trained professionals with special equipment will need to clean up the backup.
Don’t Use the Water in Your Home
Once you’ve realized you have a septic tank issue, stop using the water in your house and call a professional right away. If you have a leak in your tank or the connecting pumps, the water coming from your taps could be tainted. To err on the side of caution, do not use the water until you’ve consulted with a professional.
Remember, the best way to avoid septic emergencies is to take care of your septic system. Affordable Pumping Services can help you do that. Call for an appointment today!