A septic system in your property is a waste management and treatment system that eliminates the need for your home to be connected to or have access to city sewer services. However, although you don't rely on public waste disposal, you are responsible for keeping your septic system in good working condition to prevent waste backups and problems in your home and on your property. Here are some tips and helpful information to help you understand your septic system and how to best care for it for years of service.
Watch For Signs of Trouble
As a homeowner, you need to keep track of your septic system and its condition so you can recognize when it needs some additional servicing to restore it to its efficient, self-sustained treatment system. Keep an eye on your septic effluent drain field location on your property, as this will show signs there is trouble if you have a clog or other problem in your system.
If you notice the smell of sewage in your yard, especially where the drain field is buried, or the vegetation growing upon the soil over the buried drain field lines, this does not mean you have excellent soil quality that promotes vegetation to grow abundantly. It actually means your septic drain field lines are receiving too much wastewater and are flooding the surrounding soil instead of the water slowly leaching into the surrounding soil.
Also, watch for your home interior drains getting clogged or emptying more slowly than normal. If you hear gurgling noises in your drains or see sewage coming up from your floor or bathtub drains, it suggests you have a clog in your line or the tank is too full of solid waste or fluids and it is causing an imbalance in the drain field.
Contact Professional Services
When you encounter a problem in your septic system where the tank is overfull or the drain field is flooding the site, you should contact a plumber for emergency pumping services. They can pump your septic tank to remove all the solid and liquid waste and restore it to working condition once again.
You can also ask your septic professional about installing a septic sensor and alarm that will notify you when the tank needs to be pumped. This can help you prevent having septic problems in the future and help you keep an eye on the tank's waste level. Otherwise, your septic professional can let you know a good septic pumping schedule to adhere to in the future.
Reach out to an emergency sewer pumping service for more information.