If you have a septic system on your property, you know that it is essential to take care of it. Septic tanks require regular maintenance and care to work efficiently. But even with perfect care, repairs are sometimes necessary. Here are some of the most common septic repairs.
Most septic tanks need to be pumped every 1-3 years. However, if you suddenly have more people coming in and out of your home, or more people are home during the day, it may change the pumping necessity. If a tank becomes overfilled, you will probably notice right away. Common signs of an overfilled tank are slow drains, bad smells, standing water, or lush patchy grass in your drain field. If you notice any of these things, call your septic company right away. Your tank may need to be pumped or possibly repaired.
Often times it isn’t your septic tank that needs repair, but its connecting pipes. These pipes connect your home to the tank, and the tank to the drain field. It is essential to keep these pipes working properly. Otherwise, you risk toxic sewage seeping out into your surrounding ground, or even your home. Professional septic companies will use special tools, or even cameras, to find possible leaks or damage to your pipes.
Your septic tank has a baffle at both the inlet and outlet. These baffles are designed to prevent solid materials from leaving the tank and entering the drain field. After time, the baffles can become damaged from acid or rust. When this happens, they will need to be professionally replaced.
The pros at Affordable Pumping Services are equipped to handle these and many other common, and not so common, septic repairs. If you are experiencing problems with your septic tank, give them a call. And do not forget to get on a regular pumping schedule!