Septic tanks are out of sight and out of mind. Besides routine septic tank pumping, do you ever think about your septic system? You may not, but when you notice slow drainage, septic smells in your home or a sewage backup, it’s time to think again. Here’s a list of the 4 most common septic tank problems, as well as tips on avoiding septic system issues in the future.
Septic Tank Problem #1 – Sludge Buildup
Sludge buildup is the most common cause of system backups. Follow our septic tank care tips to prolong the life of your septic tank. Only flush waste and toilet paper, keep high levels of biological activity and have your tank pumped and cleaned regularly. To solve heavy sludge buildup, hire a professional to pump your septic system clean. Continue Reading →