Heavy rain that comes with floods can affect your septic system in various ways, especially when it’s not well maintained. It can quickly flood the drainfield, leaving it saturated. This limits ...
Heavy rain that comes with floods can affect your septic system in various ways, especially when it’s not well maintained. It can quickly flood the drainfield, leaving it saturated. This limits the drainfield’s ability to release the effluent into the soil, resulting in the inability of wastewater to flow out of your septic system. This stoppage causes wastewater to back up into the drains of your home or commercial building. Backed up plumbing is the last situation you want to find yourself in as it can become a health hazard and lead to costly repairs.
Apart from causing problems of backed up plumbing, a saturated drainfield can lead to environmental contamination of water sources when untreated sewage finds its way into nearby streams, rivers, and public water reservoirs.
Your drainfield should clear when the rain stops, but if it does not clear, call a septic company to inspect your septic system and determine what is causing the problem.
How to Prevent Septic System Problems Due to Heavy Rain
While you cannot stop heavy rain, there are actions you can take to prevent septic system problems caused by heavy rain.
If you’re in need of septic tank cleaning, it’s a good idea to work with a dependable septic company.
Metro Septic Pumping is a full-service septic company that provides reliable septic tank cleaning, septic tank installation and replacement, septic tank pumping, and inspection. Whether it’s time for your routine septic tank inspection or you’re looking to install a new septic system in your newly constructed property, our team is ready to help you get the job done.