A backed up septic system is a hassle. Besides relying on it for daily life, the issue can lead to other problems on your property. To remedy the situation and to prevent more damage, there are a few steps you can take while you wait for the repair team from King’s Sanitary to arrive.
What to Do After a Septic System Backup
Limit Use When Signs Start
You know there is a backup when drains and toilets slow down, gurgle, or backup. Always call your septic system experts at King’s Sanitary to set up an appointment for repairs and cleaning, and limit water use as much as you can until they arrive. In most situations, stopping water use will prevent further backup until they arrive. Our professionals will also diagnose any potential problems that may cause repeat backups.
Find the Clog
Open your septic tank lid and check the levels. A low level could mean that there is a block between the house and tank. An overfull tank indicates the clog is somewhere in the pipes leading out to the leach bed, filter bed, or pump station. Knowing where the blockage is speed up any repairs on your septic system and help isolate the issue. To alleviate further trouble, ensure garbage or foreign objects such as Q-Tips, grease, or personal wipes are not thrown into the system. Additionally, check that landscaping is also not damaging or intruding into the lines. Tree roots and other debris could clog or damage the drain lines.
Inspect your power supply, effluent pump, and float switch. Sometimes if the power is affected, it causes your system to malfunction and back up. Restore power and see if that resolves the problem. If not, our repair experts will remedy any faulty or damaged parts.
King’s Sanitary Service in Bristolville, OH, provides a wide range of plumbing, sewer line, and septic system services. Locally owned and operated, they also offer 24/7 emergency services, making them a reliable source for septic tanks, sump pumps, and other plumbing repairs. Residential and commercial customers are covered no matter the size of the job. Give them a call at (330) 372-3201, or visit their website to learn more about what they provide.