4 Common Issues With Sewer & Septic Systems & How To Fix Them

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Sewers and septic systems are critical components that hold together modern civilization, not to mention an average household. 

They are, however, prone to several problems that can cause everything from minor inconveniences to a major crisis when all hell breaks loose.

The modern plumbing system that we all take for granted and give little thought to off-late is an absolute wonder. It is, however, essential that homeowners know and understand the common issues they might face, along with the steps to fix them.

  • Clogged Pipes 

The clogging of pipes is the most common issue faced by people the world over, and is often a result of grease, soap, hair, and other debris building up inside over a period of time. 

This issue can get particularly messy when dealing with sewers and septic systems, making it critical to notice the symptoms such as slow drains, unusual backups, and improper flushing as soon as they start to occur, and start working towards a fix before they get worse.

In early stages, just a plunger or a drain snake can do the trick, but if that fails to work, you might have to reach out to a professional, who can use a hydro jet, along with a range of other professional tools to unclog your pipes.

  • Septic Tank Problems

The core purpose of a septic tank is to hold and treat household sewage, but they require regular maintenance, without which they too can get clogged and give rise to a range of different problems.

This includes issues such as sewage backups, foul odors, slow drains, and leaks, which if left persist can soon make a house, or even an entire neighborhood uninhabitable.

Fortunately, there are plenty of professionals who can be engaged for regular pumping and maintenance of septic tanks, along with inspections for leaks, cracks, and damages at early-stages, before things take a turn for the worse.

  • Tree Root Infiltration

Tree root infiltration is one of the leading causes of sewer and septic system issues, often leading to cracks, and damaging pipes and tanks. 

Given how quickly tree roots progress, and the sheer strength they often possess, the only recourse in this regard is having the roots removed entirely, before it can cause extensive damage.

If left alone for a long enough timeframe, homeowners will have no choice but to replace their entire sewage and septic systems, which can be quite expensive.

  • Leaking Pipes

As pipes age, they start to rust, corrode, and lose their strength, especially when weathering external factors such as heat, moisture, and shifting soil. 

This can lead to leakages in the pipes, often starting small and going unnoticed, but eventually getting big enough to harm the walls and the very foundation of your house. If you notice dampness or water stains anywhere in your house, make it a point to have it checked out right away.

This again requires a professional set of eyes to accurately locate the source of the leak, examine the cause, and to fix the issue once and for all.

When You Need To Call In The Experts?

While you can deal with a number of minor plumbing issues such as dripping faucets, leaky pipes, and running toilets yourself, there are a few cases where it is absolutely crucial to work with an experienced professional, no matter how expensive it could get.

Fortunately, at Atlantic Sitton Services, we specialize in sewer treatment, and offer our services at an affordable price range. Know more about Atlantic Sitton Services, and get in touch with us for a quick quotation today.