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What Causes My Septic System to Back Up?

septic system back up

You might know the most common sign of Miami septic system problems: the presence of wastewater in your home or yard. But do you know the reasons of your septic system backing up?

There are a number of reasons for septic tank failure, and knowing what these reasons are could help you avoid costly repairs or replacements in the future. If you are unsure about what you can do or avoid doing to prolong the life of your septic system, then read on!

And if after obtaining the ensuing information, you still wind up with a broken septic system, don’t fret! Just call up the experts at Southern Septic and Lift Station Corp. for a quick, affordable repair that will keep your septic system running like brand new even after suffering from years of problems - problems such as…

Improper Installation

When your septic system is installed, the size of the tank and the permeability of the soil need to be taken into consideration. If your contractor installs a tank that is not big enough to accommodate your plumbing needs, your septic tank could be susceptible to overflowing. And if your contractor doesn’t ensure that the soil is thick enough, then your septic system could be allowing dirty water to re-enter the groundwater. Either problem is unpleasant and, frankly, gross. To avoid this kind of problem, be sure that you get a reliable, thorough installation.

Physical Damage

If you build something or park a vehicle on top of the soil absorption unit, you could damage the drain field. A damaged drain field can lead to a variety of wastewater-centric messes, and these messes are - as may be obvious - quite unpleasant to live with. If you don’t fancy wastewater standing in your yard, then be sure to know exactly where your soil absorption unit is and not to place heavy objects on top of it.

Using Too Much Water

This problem might not be a problem at the start of your septic system’s life since you’ll buy or install a septic tank based on your family’s needs. But as your family grows, so will your water usage. This could cause the water in your septic tank to run to the surface, causing backups and blockages. To help with this problem, be sure to be judicious in your water usage. Also, having regular inspections helps to be sure you’re using the right amount of water for your septic system.

Can’t Avoid Every Issue

Even if you do everything right and your septic tank STILL winds up on the fritz for one reason or another, you can always call the professionals at Southern Septic and Lift Station Corp. for a quick, affordable repair!

If you are looking for Miami Septic System repairs or services, then please call 305-598-8266 or complete our online request form.