If you have a private septic system for your home, it is very likely you will need to repair or replace it at some point. Having to purchase new parts or a new system is not cheap, so it’s best to have an idea what to look for in order to determine if you need to replace an entire system or just have repairs done.

Common signs your septic may be in trouble:

Although signs of septic system failure can be hard to pinpoint to the untrained eye, there are a few common symptoms your septic system tank may be in need of repair.

Common signs of septic system failure include:

  • Slow moving drains in your home
  • Slow flushing toilets
  • Gurgling noises coming from the drains in your home
  • Sewage in your home
  • Drainfield smells or is soggy

How to avoid needing septic system repair

One of the best things you can do for your septic tank system to avoid needing repairs or replacements is to have your system inspected and pumped regularly. A lot of problems can be prevented through simple maintenance by a licensed inspector. Solids will settle out in the bottom of the tank over time. If these solids are not pumped out, they can clog up the leaching field, leading to expensive repairs and causing pollution. If you are not sure how often you should have your septic system cleaned, call CSI, we can assist with any questions you may have.

Types of Septic System Repair

If your septic system starts to fail, the first thing you should do is contact the local sanitarian or health officer, since plumbing and cleaning alone might not solve the issue. If your septic system tank is blocked, you may have to have the system pumped down, or get it replaced.

The first step of septic system repair is to determine whether or not your current septic system is right for your home. Some of our skilled professionals at CSI will come out and take core samples of the soil to figure out the type of your soil. Soil is a big deciding factor when repairing or replacing your septic system because it will help determine how much filtering your soil can handle.

Is your septic system causing problems? CSI can help!

If your septic system is in dire need of repair or replacement, our experts at CSI are ready to help you with any project, big or small. We are bonded, insured, certified and licensed, and can provide you with the services you expect at competitive prices.

Call CSI today at 763-218-4769 if you have any questions!