Thunderstorm season will soon begin from June 1 until November 30. Is your wastewater structure ready for the devastating disaster? Heavy rains will cause flooding, especially in low lying areas and may result in major problems in your sewer system, and the city sewer facility.
Storm drains and septic tanks manage a huge amount of water, rainfall, and excess water. A septic system that is well-maintained and built with standard materials can withstand traumas caused by heavy rains and flooding. An inspection is necessary and should be done regularly to ensure your septic system functions appropriately.
The following visible symptoms your septic system malfunctions:
- The sinks, toilet or bathtub drain slowly.
- There is a foul odor coming out of your pipes, sinks, shower, and toilets.
- Sewage spills are starting to be noticed near the location where your wastewater facility is installed.
- Water pooling in the area close in your drain field.
The flooded ground may result in the slowing/stop of the absorption process of the septic system. There is a possibility that your septic tank may float and move from its original position and in the worse case may collapse.
What will happen when the rainwater increased and used up the sewer central facility or your system?
The sewage and wastewater will flow back to house sewer lines. It will enter your home and will reach first the lower areas that may damage your floors, walls, appliances, furniture, and other valuables.
So you must place your belongings like furniture, appliances, and movable cabinets in high areas in your house. Also, you must limit flushing toilets and running water in the faucets.
Always be ready when there is a storm warning, stay informed and be updated with contact numbers of government agencies and organizations in case of emergency.
West Michigan Septic Sewer and Drain Service is a reliable company who will assist and attend any emergency septic, sewer and drains concern in your home or commercial property. We will take care of our clients before, during and after hurricanes or any disaster. Talk to our team or visit https://www.wmssd.com for further details. You may reach us at the following contact number: Muskegon: 231-739-7423, Grand Haven: 616-847-1072, Whitehall: 231-893-4252, Holland: 616-392-8988, Coopersville: 616-837-1800, Allendale: 616-895-9080, Twin Lake: 231-828-5595. Our professional technicians can cover all your needs and will help you prepare your facilities like sewer systems, septic systems, for the upcoming thunderstorm season.