Do I Have a Septic Emergency on My Hands?

 

Let’s be honest, no type of household emergency is fun to deal with. But they happen more often than we’d like. It is best to be as prepared for them as possible. One of the “sneakiest” emergencies we can deal with in the home is that of an emergency regarding our cesspools or septic systems. We say sneaky because we don’t always know for sure what’s going on with our cesspool before it’s too late. Read on to find out how to handle a potential cesspool or septic tank related emergency.

Know The Warning Signs!
A little attention will go a long way when it comes to cesspool maintenance. Be aware of some things that could indicate a possible cesspool emergency. They include:

  • Slow draining toilets or sinks
  • Gurgling sounds coming from your plumbing system
  • Sudden water backing up into your basement
  • Strange, sulphorous odors

These warning signs could spell disaster for your Long Island cesspool. If you notice them, act right away! Call Quality Cesspool anytime.

Sewage In The House

If you see actual sewage in your yard or basement, it is definitely time to call Quality Cesspool. The water levels in your septic tank may have gone lower or higher than they should have. If you see water levels going higher than the outlet of your tank, you might need some septic system repair. You could be looking at some severe damages, or perhaps just some routine cesspool pumping. Be cautious however, if your drainfield is filling up with water, do not automatically order a cesspool pumping. Emptying the septic tank too much could cause it to float which could result in broken pipes. If the drainfield appears soggy or smells malodorous, stay away from it and call a pro! In the meantime, try and use as little as water as possible. This will help mitigate the nasty odor.

An Ounce of Prevention

The best thing to do in an emergency is to avoid one altogether right? Well luckily there are preventative steps to take in case of a septic malfunction. The best thing you can do is to limit your use of water. You may be overflowing your septic system, especially if you have a large family. You can also avoid using for your plumbing or toilets. Limit your use of cleaning products with additives.

Another way to keep things flowing smoothly is to not drive or park your car near your septic system. Sudden impact in the area of the cesspool could cause some major damage. If you practice some of these basic cesspool maintenance tips, you could avoid costly septic system repairs, as well as a major emergency!


To Repair or To Replace? That is the Question!

In the event that your septic system fails altogether, you have options. Of course you could spend thousands of dollars on repairing it, or you can get new cesspool installation. Just like with automobile repairs, the minor problem could spell major damage. What could be something as a simple broken pipe could save you hundreds of dollars. Your best bet is to call Quality Cesspool to find the exact root of the problem.

You don’t have to endure a septic emergency. WIth routine maintenance, and an inspection every couple of years, you should be just fine. Please call Quality Cesspool, one of the top cesspool services on Long Island, today to schedule an inspection of your septic tank system!