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Posted by: Chris Laney on January 23, 2019
A septic system requires standard maintenance just like every other area of your home. If properly maintained, the system should last for many years with minimal issues. However, as the system ages or if maintenance does not occur regularly, there are issues that can cause a back up within your septic system.
These are just a few signs that your septic system needs maintenance and a call to a professional plumber to quickly diagnose and fix the issue. This can save you money in repairs down the road.
One important thing to note is that a backed up septic system can be harmful to you, your family, and even animals in the home or surrounding areas. A septic failure can happen to anyone, occurring when untreated sewage is released and transported to an area where it doesn't belong.
This can cause the sewage to find its way to groundwater, surface water, or even lakes and other marine water – and all without you knowing that anything is wrong!
One easy fix that can be attempted yourself is snaking the drain. "Snaking" the line is one way that professionals will use to unclog the drain. A snake is easily purchased from any hardware or home improvement store. Feed the tool down the clogged drain, effectively pushing the clog out of the drain and freeing up the pipes.
If this does not take care of the issue, a bigger problem could be causing the slow drain. This is when it's best to call in a professional as plant roots, crushed pipes, or animal damage could be responsible for the problems within your septic system.
If you find yourself in a situation where your septic tank has backed up and cleaning is needed quickly, Water Out professional clean up teams are standing by. We are trained in proper clean up methods to keep pathogens away from your family. Our technicians are certified to remove all waste from your home.
It is extremely important that you leave the cleanup of sewage to professionals of the Water Out team for your safety! We use the necessary equipment to clean up the raw sewage safely and without fear of hand to mouth, inhalation, or skin contact with any of the toxins.
It cannot be stressed enough that home owners should not attempt to clean up the raw sewage themselves. Contact the Water Out team immediately if you suspect sewage leaks, or contamination within your home.
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