Septic Tank Back Up Pendergrass GA
Affordable Septic Service & Sewage Damage Restoration
What to do When the Septic or Sewer System Backs Up Into Homes or Enters a Building
Affordable Septic Service we like to explain the causes of & response to sewer or septic backups into homes and buildings, the health hazards, testing, and cleanup of sewage backups, and the cure or prevention of future sewage or septic backup problems.
Watch out: sewage spills contain contaminants that can cause serious illness or disease. Disease causing agents in raw sewage include bacteria, fungi, parasites, and viruses and can cause serious illnesses including Hepatitis A.
Nothing is more frustrating that plumbing or septic problems—especially when they involve waste-water. You probably already know that the best way to prevent problems with your septic system is by only flushing small amounts of toilet paper down the toilet, use the garbage disposal sparingly and have the septic tank pumped on a regular basis. Despite your best efforts to properly care and maintain your septic system, however, you can still experience problems. Children often flush large amounts of toilet paper, small toys, or even the toilet paper holder to see what will happen. Tree roots grown around or into pipes. It can also be easy to forget when you need to have your tank pumped again—until you start experiencing problems. Here are a few signs that might indicate you have a backed up septic tank.
- Certain areas of your yard are wet or marshy.
- The grass and vegetation above your tank is much greener than the rest of your yard, even in hot, dry weather.
- Foul odors coming from area where the tank is.
- Your toilet and drains run slowly.
- Your drains gurgle or you notice that water comes up through tub or shower drains when you run your washing machine or dishwasher.
- What to Do When You Notice Signs of a Backup
Your best bet is to contact a professional at Affordable Septic Service to inspect your system at the first sign of trouble. Don’t wait until the situation becomes an emergency! The longer you wait, the more expensive and difficult the problem will be to fix. We have the knowledge and experience to assess the problem and fix it using specialized tools. Even if you think that your problems are caused by a block in the line, it can be difficult remove the object without the proper tools. Furthermore, if you take the toilet off the floor to run a snake in the line you run the risk of waste-water flooding your bathroom if that isn’t actually the problem.
Whether you live in new subdivision or an established community, preventative maintenance is the best way to keep your septic system from backing up. Experts recommend having it pumped every three to five years depending on how much waste-water it processes each day. Many people don’t do this because they think it is an unnecessary expense. Paying a few hundred dollars every few years is much less expensive than replacing your septic system entirely