Does Your Septic Tank Need Replacement?

Jun 29, 2022

Does Your Septic Tank Need Replacement?

Septic Blue of Charlotte is a local septic service company dedicated to providing the best possible service at affordable prices. Our customer service commitment will leave you confident in your choice to do business with us. We provide complete residential and commercial solutions from septic tank pumping to septic tank replacement and maintenance. How do you know if you need a septic tank replacement? Let's explore.

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Are You Experiencing a Septic Backup?

A septic tank is a tank that is buried underground and used to treat wastewater. It collects sewage from your home so it can be treated appropriately before entering the ground. If you are experiencing problems with your septic system, this could mean that a replacement is in order.

If there are any signs of a backup in your house, you should call for professional help immediately! If left untreated, a backup can cause significant damage to your home and belongings. A backup occurs when too much wastewater collects in the tank and cannot flow into the drainage field as it should, and this excess wastewater will begin flowing back into your home through drains or toilets. Backups usually occur during heavy rainfall or after long periods of no rain (for example, during winter).

Do You Struggle With Standing Water?

If you are struggling with standing water in your yard, it is time for a replacement. A septic system consists of a tank and drain field.

A septic tank is an underground water storage facility to hold sewage, or effluent, from homes and businesses. A septic tank can be made of concrete, fiberglass, or plastic. It has two compartments: the primary chamber where wastewater first enters and the secondary chamber where solid waste settles. The liquid effluent passes through pipes to a leaching field or leach field.

The leach field consists of perforated pipes buried in gravel-filled trenches and covered with earth. Water drains through the pipe into the gravel, where bacteria decompose solid waste. The liquid then percolates through the soil into groundwater aquifers (underground water reservoirs).

Is There a Foul Odor?

One of the most common signs you need to replace your septic tank is foul odors or even sewage backup into your home. This can happen if the leach field becomes clogged or roots from trees or bushes grow into the leach line. If this happens, sewage will back into your drains and could be a health hazard for everyone in your home. Even if there is not an obvious problem such as an odor, it's still best to have your system inspected by a professional periodically to be safe.

Low Water Pressure

If you notice that your water pressure has dropped significantly since you moved into your home, it could mean something is wrong with your septic system. When a septic tank becomes full of sludge or other debris, it can't hold as much wastewater as it should and will drain more slowly than usual. As a result, there won't be enough water available in the house or yard — which could cause low water pressure in faucets and showerheads throughout the house.

Your Septic Tank Was Built Before 1995

Before 1995, septic tanks were built with concrete slabs on top of them that often cracked over time due to shifting soil conditions. These cracks allow water to flow directly into the tank and leak into the surrounding soil, increasing the chances of contamination of groundwater sources and nearby bodies of water.

Septic Blue of Charlotte

Contact a professional septic company immediately if you encounter any of these things. Septic Blue of Charlotte performs septic tank pumping and replacements if necessary.