A septic tank is an underwater container used for wastewater treatment, decomposition, and drainage. It requires cleaning at least once a year or toxic substances will build up and destroy the healthy bacteria that break down waste deposits. When solid waste accumulates in the septic tank and field lines, your septic device will not work properly.
Maitz Home Services is your trusted septic system contractor in Allentown, PA. We provide septic tank pumping, repair, and installation. Give us a call to work with the septic team more local residents trust than any other.
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5 Signs of Septic System Failure
When your septic system fails, sewage will spill to the wrong places. It will bubble up to the surface ground around the tank, or it can back up into your plumbing lines.
Learn how to recognize the warning signs of a septic system breakdown:
- Sewage backs up into the house
- Slow drains
- Standing water near the septic tank
- Bubbling sounds coming from your pipes
- Foul odors around the septic tank
Call Maitz Home Services for up-to-the-minute septic tank service by plumbers you can count on. We are always available to take your call.
Septic Tank Repairs and Replacement
Standing water or a foul odor coming from the septic tank indicates there is a septic system malfunction somewhere. Septic tank repairs can go from digging a new drain field to replacing bad bacteria with good bacteria inside the septic system. Below are three of the more common septic tank repairs we offer customers:
- Broken Line
Septic systems carry household waste via pipes to the tank, while wastewater is sent from the tank to the drain field. Tree roots or ground shifts may displace a pipe. A broken septic pipe will result in a bigger more expensive problem later if it is not repaired quickly.
- Drain Field Breakdown
Septic drain fields deteriorate over time, causing solid waste to slip into the drain field. This clogs the soil and allows contaminated water to the surface.
- Aerobic Septic Unit
Aerobic septic systems break down waste faster than other septic systems. When the bacteria in these units die, homeowners must replace the bacteria to have the system work properly again.
If the ground is saturated with sewage, there may be no other choice but to dig a new drain field. Regardless of what the circumstance is, at Maitz Home Services we have over 50 years of experience repairing and replacing septic tanks so you can rely on us. If you believe your septic tank may be compromised, don't hesitate to call us for an immediate inspection.
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Should You Repair or Replace Your Septic System?
Some septic tank issues, such as a broken pipe, can be repaired easily. But there is really no way to repair a compromised drain field. In this case, you will have to replace some or all of your system.
Providing septic tank maintenance and cleaning will eliminate unexpected repairs in the future. So make sure your septic tank is taken care of by you or call a professional for a thorough inspection.