Finding Solutions for Your Septic Tank Problems

4 Septic System Repair Tips To Deal With Problems That Are Beyond The Tank

by Senanur Norder

There are many components of your septic system that can fail, which includes the tank, the main drain lines, and the drain field. When the problem is not the tank, it can be difficult to determine the cause of the problems and the repairs that need to be done. The following tips will help you deal with problems that go beyond the septic tank: 

Damaged Main Sewer Lines That Go from The Tank to Your Home  

The tank of your septic system has a sewer line that goes from your household plumbing to the tank. The line that goes to the tank is also vulnerable to damage that can cause problems with the plumbing in your home. If there is a problem with the main line that goes from your home to your tank, you will need to have it repaired to prevent serious problems with your septic system. 

Outlets from The Tank and Distribution Boxes Becoming Stopped with Solids 

The outlets and inlets in the tank of your septic system are also components that often fail and can cause problems with the system not breaking down solid waste as it should. You will want to replace any inlets and outlets that are decaying to avoid serious problems with the tank or drain field.  

Drain Fields Becoming Over Saturated Due to Excessive Water and Small Tanks 

The drain fields of your septic system can have problems that get overlooked, but will soon lead to problems in the tank and with your household plumbing. If you notice issues with greener spots of grass, odors and damp areas in your lawn, then this could be a problem with the drain field that you want to have checked out and repaired before it becomes a serious issue.  

Damage to Drain Fields Caused by Solids and Problems with Collapsed Lines That Need to Be Replaced 

The drain fields can also be vulnerable to different problems, such as solids getting in the lines and causing the system to back up to the tank. The drain field lines can also collapse if they are old materials. Sometimes, the problems with clogged drain fields can be cleaned to restore the lines, but old, decaying or collapsed drain field lines will most likely need to be replaced.  

These tips will help you deal with septic problems that go beyond the drain field and are difficult to fix. If you need help with the maintenance of your septic system and repairing the drain field, contact a residential septic service and talk to them about the drain field problems that are causing your headaches.