Three Major Causes of Septic Backup

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Three Major Causes of Septic Backup

If you live in a rural area, then you most likely own a septic tank. A septic tank is an underground system that processes the waste it receives. It is basically a personal sewer system all for you.

Of course, owning something like this comes with a lot of ups, but it can also come with a lot of downs. Owners often experience stenches, backups, and problems with their septic tank from time to time, but sometimes it isn’t always the system's fault. With systems like these, special care is needed to ensure they will work properly. This care not only comes from the experts, but it also comes from you as well. This is just one of three things that can cause a septic backup.

In this blog post, our professionals from Septic Blue of Raleigh will talk about the 3 main causes of septic backup.

Tank Capacity

As big as a septic tank is, it also fills up overtime. It is recommended to have a septic tank pumping service done every 3-5 years. A pumping service is the process of clearing out all the waste inside the tank. As the waste enters the tank from the inlet pipe, the bacteria inside the system starts the process of separating the solids from the liquids. When they are separated, the solids become known as sludge. The sludge travels towards the bottom of the tank and the liquids head towards the outlet pipe. From this outlet pipe, the liquids go through the drain field system. In this system, the liquids are released into the soil through pipes that are buried underground as well. With this effluent entering the ground, the goal is to benefit the soil.

This is an on-going process that keeps going until it cannot. That is why it is up to you to call the professionals to inspect your tank. With proper care, your tank can be pumped and refreshed to be brand new again.

Chemicals

Sometimes the fault isn’t on the system, but is on you. What comes from your household enters the system. For this reason, you need to be cautious on what you use and throw into your pipes. There are some sensitive things in your tank such as the bacteria.

Throwing non-biodegradables into your tank can potentially ruin the bacteria. The reason for this is the fact that it cannot be broken down into little pieces. To avoid this problem, using substances that are septic-friendly is your best choice.

The chemicals that are dangerous can be the cleaners you are using, the soap, and etc.

Line Blockage

Sometimes you may be doing everything right, but still something goes wrong. This can be a line blockage affecting your system’s process. A way this can happen is from the roots of trees blocking the line. When installing a septic system, it is important to avoid the sight of trees as they can cause damage. Another way is that an object is simply stuck in the pipe. In this case, calling the professionals to clear the line is your best bet.

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