Your septic tank is an integral part of your septic system, and if you have one in your home or commercial property it’s important to take good care of it.
Its initial purpose is to provide initial treatment of the household wastewater by separating solids from the wastewater and decomposing as much solid material as possible before releasing it into the drainfield.
Your septic tank works hard nearly all year round to break down and dispose of wastewater from your home. Therefore, it’s important to maintain your septic tank as required to keep it functioning properly and protect your property.
Without proper care and maintenance, your septic tank becomes increasingly susceptible to failure.
One of the ways to keep your septic tank functioning properly is to conserve water. Too much water usage is one of the common reasons for septic tank failure.
A septic tank is designed to process a certain amount of wastewater at a time based on the size of the tank and household size. Typically, a septic tank should dispel wastewater at the same rate or faster than it takes on water.
When a septic tank takes on too much water, you're more likely to experience sewage backup, slow drains, overflowing, foul odor near the septic tank, and wet spots in the yard. Besides, excessive water use can lead to drainfield damage since the high volume of water can overwhelm the soil.
Conserving water in various areas of your home prevents too much water in your septic tank, thereby ensuring your septic tank works properly.
Perhaps your septic tank is overflowing due to clogged or broken pipes, there's a build-up of solids in the tank, or maybe there are damp spots or standing water near the septic tank area.
Septic tank problems should be addressed as soon as they are identified to avoid further damage, foul smells in your home, sewage backup, and other problems that come with septic tank failure. If you’re looking for an experienced septic tank company to help you with septic repairs, contact Rooter Septic Services.
At Rooter Septic Services, we take pride in providing dependable septic tank repair to help our customers keep their septic tanks in top shape. We can also help you with septic tank installation, septic tank pumping, septic tank replacement, and more.