If you have a septic system at your home, you’ll likely need to repair it at some point, no matter how well you take care of it. Learning that you need septic repairs can be scary, but if you have the right company to perform the repair work, there’s no need to worry.
Here at John E. Byrd, Jr. Trucking and Tractor Service LLC, we’ve seen just about every kind of septic problem out there, and we wanted to share a few of the more common ones. We hope this will help you feel less overwhelmed the next time you need septic repairs.
One of the most common septic repairs involves fixing issues with the septic tank body. Over time, the tank can develop cracks or dents that need to be patched, especially if the homeowner isn’t careful about not driving over the area where the tank is buried. This is one of the main reasons we stress to our customers that you should always know where your tank is located, so you don’t park or drive over it. Tank issues can also arise if you’re not keeping up with a regular pumping schedule and allow the tank to overfill. In extreme cases, the cracking can be bad enough that it’s better to replace the tank altogether to avoid future problems.
Drainfield issues are also among the more frequent septic repairs we handle. The drainfield pipes can get clogged with debris or even crack if a heavy vehicle drives or parks over them. Tree and shrub roots are also a common issue since they can wrap around the pipes and cause them to compress or crack. Flooding the drainfield with too much water, like what can happen if you run your dishwasher and washing machine simultaneously, can also cause issues.
The last category of septic repairs we’ll cover in this post is pump issues. The pumps are what move the waste from the tank to the drainfield, and they can wear out over time. Failure to repair a septic pump can result in an overfilled tank, clogged pipes, and even sewage backups into your home.
Taking prompt action can save you from having to perform more extensive septic repairs, so if you think you have an issue with your septic system, contact our team today!