Rain is a good thing as it provides a beneficial and natural water source for the foliage. However, too much of a good thing can have unintended consequences. With the Duvall region prone to the occasional heavy rain spell, This can flood the drain field in homes with a septic system. This can lead to a backup in the home’s drainage system, necessitating a call with your local septic repair provider.
If you’re unable to clear the backup using a typical plumber’s snake or a septic-safe drain cleaner, then you may require a septic system pumping. However, you may have to wait for the ponding water to clear before a technician can clear the tank.
Water Around Septic System; a Problem for Duvall Homeowners
Rain saturates the soil above the septic system. The septic pipes below contain miniature holes that enable wastewater to exit the system and into the drain field. However, when the soil is saturated, the wastewater has no place to go but back into the septic system. This is the main culprit that leads to a backup.
Septic pumping when the soil is flooded increases the pressure outside the system while reducing the pressure inside. This can lead to accelerated wear of the tank and connecting pipes. A trained technician will know when to wait until conditions are acceptable for treating the system.
Protect Your Septic System Under Heavy Rain
In a downpour, prevent overtaxing the septic system by reducing water use in the home. Wash the dishes by hand instead of using the dishwasher. Likewise, take speedier showers and refrain from using the washer back-to-back.
Give Us a Call
The Septic Group is available whether it’s sunny or raining cats and dogs. A technician will assess your system and determine whether it requires pumping or repairs. If so, a determination will be made whether treatment can be done on the spot based on ground conditions.
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