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What To Do When You Find A Leak In Your Septic System

What To Do When You Find A Leak In Your Septic System

If you own a septic system on your property, any septic emergency should always be left to a professional septic company. Septic backups, leaks, or malfunctions can be extremely dangerous and toxic to clean or repair yourself. Considering that the leak may be toxic, this is why you should contact a professional immediately if you notice a leak in your septic system.

Understanding the Components of Your Septic System

Not all septic designs are the same. However, their basic functions are pretty uniform. All septic designs convert the blackwater and greywater from the house into a less contaminated effluent. This effluent blends with the groundwater to not negatively impact the surrounding environment and community. Passive septic systems consist of three main components: the inlet pipe, the septic tank, and the drain field.

The Importance of the Inlet Pipe

When you flush the toilets in your bathroom, the wastewater goes down the inlet pipe directly into your septic tank. If your inlet pipe is leaking, then wastewater can end up inside your home or in the area outside your home. The only place you want the wastewater to go is your tank; any other location creates a major problem. For this reason, an inlet pipe leak is a septic emergency. You should call your septic company right away.

Signs of a Pipe Leak

There are several different telltale signs to look for in regards to a leaking pipe. Here are the most common:

  • Slow drains
  • Gurgling or muffled water sounds coming from the walls or floors
  • Strong rotten egg smell inside or outside the house
  • Toilets that won’t flush
  • Sewage backups

If you spot any of these signs or suspect a septic leak for any reason, contact Affordable Pumping Services right away!

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