Do Not Ignore a Septic Tank Emergency
You may get your septic tank pumped regularly, but that doesn’t mean that disaster cannot strike. Any system that uses component parts can fail due to damage or misuse. If you suspect that your septic tank, the inlet or outlet pipes are clogged, it is important to call in the experts.
A septic tank is a relatively simple system in how it works. You have a pipe leading from the home or property, the tank and an outlet. Wastewater is filtered from sludge and oil through natural processes, and is eventually fed to a drain field and soil.
The timeline for this process is designed to ensure that waste water drains away effectively, and that the septic tank system does not become overwhelmed. Most waste deposal units will remain in good working order with scheduled pumping and cleaning. However, issues do occasionally result in drain fields becoming flooded or waste backing up through access points.
Overuse of Septic Tank
Septic tanks range in size and are equipped to handle a limited amount of waste. Systems are designed for human waste only, so any foreign objects or materials can cause blockages. If usage in your household increases dramatically, consult with Eco Pump Services to determine if your pumping and cleaning schedule needs reevaluated.
Young children are curious and like to experiment with flushing toys and other objects. This can result in clogged waste pipes or blockages in your septic tank system. Adults are also guilty of flashing unsuitable materials such as wet wipes, sanitary products and male contraceptive products.
Standing water in a drainage field may point to an overwhelmed septic tank. There is also an unmistakable and foul smell of sewage when waste backs up into access points. If you identify any of these issues, Eco Pump Services can come to the rescue. We will pump out the system and restore balance. If the issue is related to overuse, you may need to consider replacing the tank with a larger unit.
To learn more about the importance of septic tank maintenance, reach out to Eco Pump Services in Pembroke Pines, FL.