How To Handle Septic System EmergenciesNobody wants to think about it but knowing what to do in a septic emergency can mean the difference between needing a septic repair and a septic replacement. Repairs are always less expensive than replacing your whole system. Keep reading to discover the signs that your system is in distress and learn what you should do when an unfortunate disaster strikes. What are some signs of a septic emergency? Call Custom Septic to avoid these emergencies!

Flooded Septic System Drain Field

Because most septic components are buried underground, they tend to be out of sight and out of mind for many homeowners. Knowing the early signs of a septic emergency can help you know when to take action to prevent further damage to your system.

Sewage Backup Or Overflow

In many septic emergencies, sewage may backup into your home’s lowest level toilets and drains or overflow into the area around the septic tank. This can be caused by an overfull tank blocking exit baffles or by clogs in the pipes leading to the septic tank.

Slow, Gurgling, Bubbling, Or Clogged Drains

When properly functioning, your drains should clear about one gallon of water every 30 seconds. If you notice one drain slowing down, it may just be a clog in that pipe, but if drains all over your house are slower or gurgling after the water has drained, it could be a sign of serious septic trouble, especially when accompanied by an unpleasant odor.

How To Handle A Septic Emergency

Before anything else, you should call your trusted septic provider to schedule an emergency service visit. When disaster strikes, time is critical in getting ahead of the issue and preventing further damage to your septic system. A septic provider will be able to quickly assess and resolve the problem to get your home back up and running. Do not delay. The longer you wait to get somebody into your home, the worse your septic emergency may become. Many septic providers offer emergency septic services for this very reason.

In any septic emergency, call Custom Septic right away. Don’t wait another minute. Afterall, time is money! How much are you willing to risk? The professionals at Custom Septic will be happy to evaluate the issue and determine if a repair needs to be done. For all your septic needs in Minnesota, call (763) 218-4769 or email today!