Homes that aren’t connected to city sewers manage their waste via a septic system instead. Septic systems manage all the water waste the home they’re connected to produces. Keeping your septic system working correctly is very important. Without it, none of your drains would work correctly, and you’d have to deal with raw sewage. If you think something’s wrong with your septic system, you should call us right away.
There are several ways to tell if something’s wrong with your septic system. Slow drains, gross smells near your drains, or leaking runoff in your yard are all signs of impending septic disaster. If you’re having problems with your septic tank, don’t worry. The pros at The Pink Plumber know exactly how to handle whatever septic problem you’re having. Chances are, it’s one of these three. Here’s why it’s happening and what we’re going to do about it:
If you’re having problems with your septic tank, the most likely culprit is a clog. A clog is especially likely if it’s been years since you pumped out your septic tank. Septic tanks fill with solid waste over time. If you don’t periodically pump out this waste, it will eventually block off drains. If drains clog too completely, water waste won’t be able to move through them as effectively. As a result, you’ll start experiencing sewage problems.
Professional plumbers use a specialized vacuum hose to pump solid waste out of your septic system. This hose ensures that we can remove all the sludge in the system, including gunk caught on the walls. After we pump out all the solid waste, we’ll also spray the walls of the tank with clean water. Pumping out your septic tank should solve your clog problem.
Sometimes, tree roots can actually grow through and into subterranean septic tanks. The root actually pierces the tank and keeps growing, creating a major rupture. Luckily, professionals can deal with tree roots in your septic system pretty easily.
If you’ve noticed that your yard is especially green and vibrant, that means you have a line leak. Why? Because extra… fertilizer from your septic tank is leaching way into the soil. Line leaks are leaks that occur somewhere in the waste pipe leading to your septic tank. They lead to sewage puddling, unpleasant smells, sinkholes, and other serious yard problems.
Professionals find your line leak by inspecting the inside of your waste water pipes using special pipe cameras. Once we’ve located it, we’ll repair the line leak using pipe supports or even special plumbing inserts. These inserts expand inside the damaged piping to provide an extra layer of protection.
If you need help diagnosing or fixing problems with your septic system, give us a call today. Whatever your septic tank problem, we’ll know how to find it and fix it, guaranteed.