Of all the things that can go wrong with your home or commercial building, septic system failure must be one of the worst. It starts with foul odors and slow-draining tubs, and it could eventually lead to sewage backup in your shower. It leaves you feeling frustrated at best and disgusted at worst.
Luckily, Biros Septic & Drain Cleaning, Inc. is your local septic service provider and can help repair your system to leave you feeling worry-free.
1. Clogs in Septic System
One of the first signs that you are at risk for septic system failure is your sinks, tubs, and showers drain slowly or stop draining entirely. This sign indicates a possible obstruction in your drains that needs to be released before it leads to sewage backing up into your sinks and showers. Call your trusted septic tank cleaning provider to have them rooter, jetter, and camera service the line and get your drains unclogged before it leads to septic system failure and sewage back up.
2. Damaged Pipes or Sewer Lines
Another sign that you may need to call for emergency septic maintenance is if a pipe is damaged. Septic system pipes and sewer lines can be damaged or crushed by vehicles driving on top of them. Animals and plant roots could also damage pipes that lead into your house or the septic tank. With our state-of-the-art camera equipment, Biros can determine what problems your sewer line may have.
In either case, you’ll start to notice foul odors outside and gurgling or bubbling in your toilets. Biros Septic can repair broken sewer lines or install a new one if it can’t be fixed. Schedule an appointment today to have your sewer lines evaluated and repair them if needed.
3. Your Septic System Needs Pumping
The third reason your septic system may be failing and you may need emergency septic services is if your septic system hasn’t been pumped in a long time. Biros recommends septic system pumping every one to five years and can help advise when needed during a regular septic tank cleaning.
If you or the previous homeowner have neglected regular maintenance on your septic tank, it leads to scum build-up. This build-up prevents the wastewater from draining correctly in the drainfield and calls for emergency service.
4. Drainfield Issues
Another sign you may soon need emergency service is if your drainfield fails. Unfortunately, not every septic installer is equal and may not have correctly installed the drainfield. The soil may not be adequate, or the drainfield isn’t large enough. If that’s the case, you’ll notice standing water in your drainfield and lush, bright green grass over it or the septic tank. These signs indicate it’s time to call for septic repair.
5. You Flushed The Wrong Items
Toilets and sink drains are not trash receptacles. You should never flush things like diapers, baby wipes, sanitary napkins, and these other items down your toilets. You need to be careful of household toxins, too, like rinsing paint off paintbrushes or rollers and even some household cleaners.
Remember that there are bacteria in your septic system that break down waste. Flushing the wrong items can affect bacteria and cause your septic system to fail, requiring emergency septic services.
6. Too Much Water Flow
If you use more water than your septic system can safely handle, it can cause issues that require immediate septic maintenance. Your septic system can hold only so much water at one time. If an excess amount of water enters your septic system, it won’t adequately drain and can lead to a leak in your septic tank or water backing up in your drainfield. If you notice this issue, immediately stop running water and contact Biros Septic and Drain Cleaning.
Call Biros for Septic Services
Nobody ever wants to call for emergency service on their septic system. However, a quick response from a trusted professional can save you money on potentially costly repairs, prevent illnesses from bacteria, and protect the environment.
At the first sign of septic system failure, call Biros Septic and Drain Cleaning. We can assess the smelly situation with the latest, state-of-the-art equipment and provide solutions to repair your sewer pipes, unclog any blockages, and pump your system. Schedule an appointment to relieve your septic issues and your stress!