pump-outNobody wants to trudge through sludge, so if you have a septic system, you may be wondering what the possibilities of it failing are. To understand how likely your septic system is to fail, and the signs that it is heading downhill, you must first have a basic understanding of how they work.

Basically, waste water leaves your house, goes into the septic tank, is separated within the tank, and then is pushed out into the drainfield. If the wastewater cannot be soaked up by the soil under the drainfield, it may cause either backed-up sewer water in your house or pooling water on the ground.

Some possible reasons for a septic system failing are poor soil conditions, too much water usage in a limited amount of time, a septic system that is too small for the house and its needs, roots clogging the septic tank and pipes, or damaged septic system components because of heavy equipment being driven or parked on top of the system.  If you suspect your septic system may be failing, you have probably noticed that drains are taking a little longer to empty, gurgling water sounds in the pipes or the pooling water as mentioned before.

The good news is, septic systems are designed to function, not fail! So if your system has been installed properly and is the right size for your needs, all you need to worry about is its maintenance. The majority of septic system failures occur because of negligence on basic maintenance such as septic cleaning annually and septic pumping every 3-5 years.

Whether your septic system is failing, you suspect it may be, or you just really want to guarantee that doesn’t happen, we are here to help. Contact us at Brandon Septic and ask for Sam. Your septic system failure is improbable with the right proactive steps and with our help. And should you need septic pumping, there isn’t a better time, as we are currently offering a special internet bargain on septic pumping. Check it out!