Septic systems require specific maintenance to keep them up and running. Like any other system, there are issues that can go wrong with your septic system and tank. However, many homeowners don’t know how to distinguish between a problem that needs a scheduled fix and an emergency that needs immediate attention. For this reason, we’ve broken down the top signs of septic system emergencies and what you should do about them.
Every septic system will have problems at some point, needing maintenance and repairs. However, sometimes septic systems can have issues that are more severe, leading to emergencies. In order to avoid these problems, it’s important to know the causes. Read below to learn about the causes of septic tank emergencies and what you should do about them.
Drain Field Oversaturation
A flooded or overworked drain field will become oversaturated. Excessive rainfall, flooding, and failing to pump your septic tank can lead to these problems. When your drain field is oversaturated, it won’t be able to process or treat wastewater. This problem will lead to a failing drain field with permanent damage, which can in turn ruin your whole septic system. In order to prevent oversaturation of your drain field, be sure to pump your tank regularly and conserve water in your home during times of high rainfall or flooding.