Septic Tank Services
Looking for septic tank plumbing services? Call (516) 671-3232 for professional repair and replacement service.
Septic tanks are a popular solution for properties not connected to a municipal sewer system. While these systems function for years with minimal care, there are a few problems you may encounter that are unique to this type of waste disposal setup. As with the rest of your plumbing, regular maintenance goes a long way toward preventing many of these issues. For solutions to your septic tank problems, whether you are a homeowner or commercial property owner, contact our team for help in Long Island and Five Boroughs.
What are Common Septic Tank Problems?
The most common types of failures we respond to include slow draining systems, backflow of waste into drains, foul odors, and puddles of moisture pooling above ground.
Problems with the main sewer line:
Dirt, grease, hair, and other solid materials accumulating to cause clogs, stoppages, and breaks.
Improper installation can result in pipes not being buried deep enough, subjecting them to freezing during the winter months. You can also experience problems if the slope of the pipe isn’t right. Most septic lines are run so that waste runs downhill to your tank.
Tree roots can be a serious nuisance and cause major damage to the main sewer line. Trees love moisture, so even a small leak will encourage rapid growth. It is important to address this quickly–once the system has been infiltrated, it could necessitate replacing your line.
Problems with the septic tank:
All septic tanks should be emptied periodically, at least once a year. Even the most efficient systems have a limit as to the amount of sludge and scum they can hold. If you’re not sure if your tank needs to be pumped, a quick inspection by a professional can let you know.
Older tanks are susceptible to collapse, due to natural decomposition processes.
If your system has a mechanical pump, electrical failure or breakdown is possible.
Problems with the leach field:
During periods of heavy rain or flooding, the drain field can become waterlogged. This prevents the system from distributing liquefied waste into the soil.
Over time, the leach field can become saturated and unable to absorb liquid waste. This is related to the condition of the soil, but in some cases it is due to the soakaway reaching the end of its lifespan.
Your drain field can become clogged with solids or tree roots.
Our plumbing technicians follow specific, industry-proven procedures for discovering the source of your septic tank problems. We offer you practical solutions for the most efficient, cost-effective repair possible.
Sewage leaking onto your property or into your home is more than just unsightly–it can also be dangerous. If you have questions about how well your septic tank is working, or need to schedule preventative maintenance, give us a call at (516) 671-3232.