Did you know that septic systems can be affected by heavy rain? Although you may not think anything of it when the rain starts to fall, septic systems can be harmed by this extra moisture landing on the ground. For this reason, there are a few things you need to do before, during, and after a big storm.
- Before: Keep in mind that problems with septic systems are most likely to arise when they haven’t been properly maintained. Due to this, it’s important to get repairs taken care of quickly and to maintain a regular pumping schedule. You should also make sure that your rain gutters aren’t pointed towards your drain field to prevent the soil in this area from becoming overly soggy.
- During: During a big storm, your septic system might be running into problems if your toilets don’t flush quickly and your drains start running slowly. To relieve pressure on your system, reduce how much water your household uses. This should be done until the storm is over and your drain field has been given time to dry out.
After: Once a big storm has passed, pay attention to how much water has accumulated in your drain field. If it doesn’t recede within a reasonable period of time, it’s a good idea to have a professional from our team here at Brandon Septic come and take a look at it.