You know your septic tank has failed when sewage backs up into the house or you start to smell odors that are less than pleasant. Of course, the first thing that comes to mind is that you are going to have to replace your septic system. What you may not realize is that septic tank repair is possible in some cases. Septic tank repair can prolong the life of your system and save a lot of money over replacement.
When a Septic Emergency Happens
You know you have a septic emergency when you find sewage in your house. You may also have a saturated drain field because of flooding, but pumping may not be an immediate solution because emptying the tank could cause it to float. Always call a professional instead of taking the issue on yourself. If the tank floats, the pipes break. In the meantime, make sure you take caution as you clean up the sewage in your house because it could make you sick.
What Could Be Wrong?
The good news is that sometimes the issue is no more than a broken pipe. The pipe can be fixed and everyone is happy. Other times, it is because a homeowner has an aerobic treatment unit that aerates the tank so that waste breaks down faster. Beneficial bacteria can die off, which just means the system needs to be used frugally for a little while so the good bacteria can rebound. However, it should never be assumed that this is the problem without a professional inspection. A worse issue could lead to a very nasty problem.
If you think you may need septic tank repair or replacement in the Orlando area, call us at Clark Septic today to schedule an appointment.