Is it time for your septic tank to be emptied? This might sound like an obvious starting point, but if you’ve had family staying over, or anything that might increase the usage of your septic tank, it might be needing an empty sooner than usual. So, first things first, arrange for the septic tank to be emptied by West Michigan Septic and Drain Services. Occasionally, a problem might be found, but it’s better to know about any issues before they start bubbling up above ground. Sometimes, a problem identified early can be quicker and easier to resolve. If you spot a problem in your septic tank, then maybe it’s time for a septic tank maintenance or repair in West Michigan.
Here are septic tank troubleshooting checklist in West Michigan :
- Check what’s been flushed into the system. Septic tanks and other off mains drainage systems can be sensitive things, and there are plenty of things that could be flushed into them which would cause them all sorts of upset. Things such as antibacterial cleaning products, grease and oil, and even cotton buds can cause havoc with your septic tank. If anyone in your household has flushed something down there that they shouldn’t have, this might have caused a blockage. Contact West Michigan Septic and Drain Services for a system inspection.
- Check that the covers for your septic tank and any other manholes are intact – any breaks or splits can let surface water into the tank, which might cause it to overflow.
- Is any part of your drainage system outside of the boundary of your property? This isn’t unusual in the world of off mains drainage systems. If so, you’ll want to go and check whether anything’s happened in the area that the system is – for example, vehicle movement above pipework, which can cause the pipes to collapse.
- Check where you think the problem might be occurring. If you’ve spotted water pooling above the ground where your soakaway system is, it might mean that the soakaway has stopped working properly, and wastewater is making its way to the surface instead of passing through the subsoils. Has there been any movement in the ground around the tank itself? This might indicate damage to the walls of the tank itself.
- Get a specialist out to take a thorough look. Well, not just any specialist, get West Michigan Septic Sewer and Drain Services to take a thorough look. Why? Because we’ll be able to tell you what’s causing the trouble and perform any repair works.
While sewage systems and septic tanks can become blocked or jammed through improper use, regular checking and maintenance can prevent larger problems. By regularly checking for problems, you can reduce the chances of long term damage and keep your system healthy for longer. If you do run into difficulties, professional septic tank services like those offered by the specialist team at West Michigan Septic and Drain Services in Grand Haven, Whitehall, Muskegon, Allendale, Coopersville, Twin Lake, and Holland – can help keep your system running smoothly. Get in touch today with this numbers Muskegon: 231-739-7423, Grand Haven: 616-847-107, Whitehall: 231-893-4252, Holland: 616-392-898, Coopersville: 616-837-1800, Allendale: 616-895-9080, Twin Lake: 231-828-5595 or for more information.