Instead of repairing your entire septic tank system, when your tank encounters damages or defects, it’s often best to perform localized repairs for cost-saving efficiency. Common damages or defects that can occur to your setup include leaks, clogs, and overflows, in times when there’s exterior waste blocking drains, there’s not enough water in the unit to remove waste, or there’s too much water in the system, causing an overflow. If and when you encounter certain damages, don’t give up on it just yet – as most of our maintenance visits have been proven to reverse any damages and prolong the lifespan of your septic tank system, saving you money and increasing long-term usage!
Leaks can occur when a pipe in your sewage piping is loose, rusting, or deteriorating. Leaks can also happen when part of your pipes are faulty, old, neglected, or simply need replacing. To avoid sewage leaking into the rest of your lawn or the odor and cleanup that comes with it, leaks can be replaced with new pipes or patch repairs can be made available where they would be more beneficial than a newer pipe.
If you begin to notice an odor problem in or around the area where your septic tank is located, there might be a loose pipe or a connectivity issue that needs to be addressed. Foul odors are usually the result of scum or waste and their contents lightly seeping through to the surface. Any discoloration in the surrounding area as well can also be a sign that a minor leak is present or the waste that is exposed is damaging the nearby land. Removing odors is simple, however, and can usually be done by repairing any damages, holes, leaks, or cracks in the septic system that are obvious and exposing the scum to the surface and resulting in the odor.
If your septic tank system has become clogged with excessive scum or waste, it’s likely due to frequent usage or lack of cleaning to keep up with the high levels of waste. If this is the case, you’ll notice scum appearing on the top layer of the tank’s water level as a thick or sticky liquid that’s also likely discolored. The sewage that builds up also has a rotten or foul smell, which can contaminate the water in your tank further if not removed. While your tank does have a filter, it isn’t always able to block and remove scum as much as you’d probably like for it to. That’s why, it requires the professional cleaning services of septic repair technicians who can do a thorough and precise job.
The connectivity of piping from your tank to your home is also important because without the correct adjustments and connections, your septic tank could easily leak or spill too much water from its system, leaving behind dry or exposed scum that has the potential to build up, cause foul odors, or prevent the rest of your septic system from operating properly.