everything you need to know about your home septic system

everything you need to know about your home septic system

Commonly Asked Questions About Septic Problems

by Suzanne Wilson

The sewage and waste water that your home produces must be properly managed to prevent causing major damage to your home or yard. For those that do not have the luxury of being connected to a city or county sewer system, this process will require the use of a septic system. While these devices can be a great option for many homes, there are some individuals that lack the experience with these systems to understand the various issues that they can develop. To avoid and know how to address problems with your system, you should carefully consider the following two answers to common questions.  

Does Rain Impact The Performance Of Your Septic System?

Many homeowners may be shocked to learn that heavy rains can cause major problems for their septic systems. This occurs because the soil around the septic tank can become waterlogged. When this occurs, it will be impossible for the septic system to drain the treated water, and this can lead to backed up plumbing in your home and spilled sewage in your yard. 

In many instances, the septic system will continue functioning normally once the waterlogged soil around it has had a chance to drain. Unfortunately, there are some cases where the septic system may not work normally even after the soil has fully dried. When this happens, it is probable that water has seeped into the tank and flooded it. To have this problem addressed, you will need to have a professional come and pump the system to restore it to functionality. 

How Do Cleaning Chemicals Harm Septic Systems? 

When your home has a septic system, you will need to take special care to avoid putting extremely harsh or powerful cleaning solutions down your drains. These solutions can cause extensive damage to your septic system. This damage occurs because these chemicals will reduce the number of bacteria in the tank, which will prevent the system from fully decomposing the solid waste. If this waste is not fully broken down, it can cause a major clog in the drain field. 

If you have made the mistake of accidentally harming the bacteria, it may be possible to avoid a devastating clog. You will need to restore the balance of the bacteria before this happens. To this end, there are special additives that you can add to the system to help the bacteria population recover. 

Understanding the problems that excessive rain and strong cleaning agents can cause your septic system will help you to understand what needs to be done to correct these problems. Without this knowledge, you may find it difficult and stressful to help keep your septic system functioning normally. To learn more about septic systems, contact a company like Elliott's Septic Service.


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