Septic system repairs can lead to sewage backups that damage your home. Additionally, repairs could require you to leave your home for an extended period. Even though there is a potential for costly, inconveniencing repairs, many homeowners don’t truly place enough weight on the importance of keeping their septic system free of clogs. The following are a few septic system clogs that you should look out for when it comes to your system.
Clogs in Your Home’s Sewer Line
Experts estimate that clogs in your home’s sewer line are one of the main reasons people face repairs. Clogs can affect any of your sewer lines, including secondary lines that branch off your system. In most cases, a clogged sewer line makes water and sewage come up from your drains. Beyond being unsanitary, sewer line clogs may require the complete replacement of sewer lines, which takes time and money.
The best way to avoid clogged sewer lines is to be mindful of what is placed down your drains. Stick with water soluble items and never use toxic detergents that can impact the efficacy of your system.
Mud Prevents Drain Field from Working Properly
People who live in rainy environments are more prone to mud clogs in their drain fields; however, under the right conditions, anyone can experience mud clogs. In fact, you are at increased risk of having a mud clog after a spell of rainy days. With more water in the soil content, it’s easy for the soil to become compact and prevent the filtering process, which is the purpose of your drain field. If your drain field fails, you will notice that your drains inside your home no longer drain. This scenario is problematic and could lead to sickness, if allowed to persist.
If you notice this problem, you should contact our team at Drain Blaster Bill as soon as possible. The earlier you contact us, the easier it is to remedy the obstruction that’s preventing water from flowing out of your drain field.
Clogs in Sewer Vents Slow Drainage
Gurgling noises while your water is draining or the lack of your water draining may be a sign that your sewer vent is clogged. Your sewer vent is a part of your septic system that is designed to promote water flow. It works with gravity to ensure that your drains constantly direct water in the direction of your main outlet. However, when a vent is clogged, you don’t get the benefit of waste water leaving your home.
Fortunately, a professional can easily resolve this problem by unclogging your sewer vents. Under no circumstances should you attempt to unclog them alone. If done incorrectly, you could cause significant damage to your system.
At Drain Blaster Bill, we’ve been unclogging septic pipes for years. After a thorough assessment of your system, we can easily get your drains functioning again. Our industry knowledge and proprietary techniques help us save you time and money. If you have a plumbing emergency, don’t hesitate to contact us today.