Most Dayton, OH, homeowners don’t give a second thought to their septic systems until they experience a malfunction. Septic systems are complicated, and it requires experience and skill to fix the problem right the first time. Ed Rike Plumbing, Heating & Air has over 30 years fixing virtually every kind of septic tank problem. Call us today when looking for septic tank contractors.
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Common Septic Tank Problems
When you have trouble with your septic system, the problem isn’t always apparent. Quickly diagnosing the issue is critical to ensure it doesn’t get worse. If you’re having problems with your septic system, chances are it’s one of these common issues.
- Clogs – If you’re having issues with your septic tank, ask yourself when was the last time you had it pumped out? If you had your septic tank pumped out within the previous year or two, the problem isn’t that it’s full, but that there is a clog between the house and the septic tank.
- Tree Roots – Tree roots are a nuisance and burrow right into pipes or whatever is in their way and wreak havoc.
- Leaks – If you have sections of your lawn that are overly lush, it could be that your septic tank or lateral lines are leaking.
Call us in the Dayton area if you have any of the above septic system issues.
How to Maintain Your Septic Tank
Average homeowners use up to 300 gallons of water a day, which means your septic system works hard to handle and purify the waste. A failed septic system can cause ground and surface pollution and extensive property damage, which is why you must maintain the system to ensure it works properly and extend its life.
Don’t overburden the septic tank
One of the worst things you can do to a septic tank is to overload it with too much water. Too much water means that the bacteria doesn’t have time to do its job of eating scum and sludge and preventing the top and bottom layer from growing too large too quickly. Here are a few tips to reduce water going into the system.
Use less sink water
There are various things you can do to reduce the amount of sink water you use, including not running the faucet the whole time you’re washing dishes, washing your hands, or brushing your teeth.
You can also reduce the amount of water going into the system by taking faster showers. Using aerator faucets is another way people reduce the amount of water flowing through the tap.
To get the most out of the water, you are using, maximize your dishwasher and washing machine loads.
Lastly, fix leaks as soon as you find them to stop excess water from going into the system.
If the pipes in your Dayton home are over 50 years old, it’s time to consider repiping. Call us for a consultation.
Do You Need a New Septic Tank Installation? These Signs Say Yes!
Your septic system shouldn’t give you any trouble as long as you maintain it properly. The average septic system can last up to 30 years, but sometimes it’s tough to tell that you have problems because the system operates underground. Here are the telltale signs that your septic system is in trouble and that you need to call in a professional plumber.
- Water of sewage is backing up into your home.
- Overly lush or spongy grass around the septic tank.
- You have trees or shrubs near the system that can cause tree root infiltration.
- You have water pooling in the yard.
- You smell raw sewage.
- You have slow drains.