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Having a septic tank at home is a significant part of the plumbing system, particularly if you don’t connect to the city sewers. Typically, the septic tanks help to store all the wastewater disposed of in the processes of day-to-day household chores. Unfortunately, there is a common occurrence for septic tanks to cease working accordingly, often termed septic tank failure.
An occurrence of septic tank failure makes the unsafe water unable to find any exits, in most cases returning to the house, subsequently leading to unhealthy pollution on the environment. Such a state creates a crisis that commands urgent septic tank maintenance services. It is critical to know how to go about such and other household-related activities. First and foremost, here is a look at the reasons leading to septic system failure
The system is made to facilitate the movement of wastewater to the septic tank. As time runs on, a couple of heavy contaminants settle at the bottom of the tank. The light ones, such as oil, usually form scum and float on the top of the wastewater. Typically, scum and sludge tend to break down with time, but not always. For that reason, regular maintenance is crucial to prevent the scum and sludge from building up; otherwise, it will cause a system failure in the long term.
Septic tanks are made to hold a specific capacity of wastewater. The limitation is that the tank may fill up faster than it empties, primarily if it uses too much water. When this occurs, the water will tend to find another route resulting in a return to the source. These could also result in the water entering from the runoff or the drainage, resulting in an overload to the system.
Septic system damage is another common cause of the failure. This often happens when some or all the system components are interfered with. In most cases, the damage appears insignificant but should not be undermined because it often results in serious issues. For example, a common cause of system damage is the roots of trees that often puncture the pipes and dislocate or break them.
When the wrong services are involved, the system is installed improperly. The typical installation problem is often inappropriate balancing in the drain line and distribution box, making the systems fail to work accordingly. However, expert septic tank maintenance services can rectify such anomalies.
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Installation of a septic tank in a proper manner is highly critical. There are several steps that one must follow for its effectual service. The steps include:
During heavy rainfall, the drain field gets flooded, resulting in water coming out of the septic tank to the yard, among other effects. However, such occurrences are rare and are checked by following the following precautions.
Before it Rains
During a Storm
After a Storm/Rain
If you need installation or maintenance services for your septic tank, contact the experts at Lanik Septic Service at 951-676-7114.