Slow water drainage due to septic drain field failure
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Septic systems help you get rid of wastewater from your showers, sinks, toilets, and washing machines. Proper maintenance of your septic system can ensure smooth and efficient functioning for up to 40 years. Lack of maintenance can cause your septic system to fail and can result in costly damages.

Septic system failure signs include:

  • Slow drainage
  • Sewage backflow
  • Damp spots
  • Standing water
  • Slow flushing
  • Foul odors

Let’s take a look at some reasons why your septic system may fail.

  1. Wrong Type of Septic Tank

There are various types of septic systems to cater to the size of your house, the tank’s closeness to septic drain fields, the type of soil surrounding the fields, and the weather conditions in your vicinity. Some septic systems are as follows:

  • Mound Systems
  • Conventional Systems
  • Chamber Systems
  • Community Systems
  • Constructed Wetland System
  • Evapotranspiration System
  • Drip Distribution Systems

Make sure to install the correct type of tank to prevent failure of your septic system.

  1. Poorly Installed Septic Tank

Improperly installed septic tanks can cause septic system failure. It is vital to install your septic tank in the right kind of soil to allow efficient water absorption. Clay and silt should be avoided as they can prevent efficient wastewater drainage.

  1. Damaged Septic Tank

The main components of your septic tank include pipes that are connected to the tank, your home, the septic drain field, and the soil around the field. Damage to any of these pipes can damage your entire septic system.

  1. Draining the Wrong Substances

It is only acceptable to dump natural human waste and toilet paper in your septic tank. Hair strands, paint, hygiene products, cigarette butts, dental floss, and grease can cause clogs in your drainage system.

Clogs can cause leaky pipes, which can result in expensive repairs. Avoid flushing such materials down your drains, and make sure to get timely plumbing services in case of a clog.

  1. Excessive Water Drainage

Septic tanks have a limited capacity of wastewater they can hold. Any amount beyond that can result in the failure of your septic system.

  1. Drain Field Soil Failure

Lack of wastewater absorption is an indication of drain field soil failure, which is the major reason for septic system failure. Ensure timely septic system drain field repair to prevent the problem from escalating.

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Repair Products for Septic System Treatment

West Wind Marketing, Inc. provides septic repair products for septic system treatment. Our Septic Perc® and Mega Bio™ are environmentally-friendly products to help you with septic drain field repair.

Septic Perc®can restore your soil’s wastewater absorption abilities and Mega Bio™ can help you avoid drain field failure by lowering sludge buildup.

Contact us now at 831-659-7016 for more information.