Repairing Your Faulty Septic Tank

The septic tank that your home's plumbing uses can be an indispensable tool for allowing you to process and dispose of the wastewater that your home produces. Unfortunately, these tanks can suffer failures that will need a professional septic tank contractor to repair.

Locating And Sealing Leaks

Leaks are a potentially serious issue with your septic tank. When a leak is allowed to form and develops over time, it can contribute to the septic tank spilling large amounts of contaminated water into the surrounding soil. Furthermore, it is possible for this flow of water to actually erode the soil away from the base of the septic tank, and this could cause it to become unstable. Finding and repairing leaks as quickly as possible can be instrumental in limiting the ability of a leak to cause major problems for your property or septic system. Depending on the location of the leak, it is often possible to repair this damage without needing to replace the entire septic tank. This can be done by applying patches to damaged sections of the tank or replacing seals that have started to fail as a result of wear and tear.

Pumping The Tank

As the septic tank is used, some solid waste will begin to collect along the bottom of the tank. These collections can be extremely problematic to the septic tank, as it will substantially reduce the overall capacity of the septic tank, If your septic tank is starting to experience these issues, a professional septic tank repair provider may be able to pump the tank to remove the solid waste so that the capacity of the tank can be fully restored.

Repairing Major Clogs

Substantial clogs forming in the septic tank can be an issue that is able to cause havoc for your home's plumbing. These clogs could have the potential to stop the septic tank from draining effectively, and this can lead to the plumbing in your home becoming backed up with wastewater. A septic tank repair specialist will have tools that they can use to find and remove the clogs that may have formed in the tank. One popular tool is a drain camera that can be inserted into the septic tank lines to look for clogs. If the clog is near the entrance or exit of the septic tank, repairing it is likely to be fairly simple. However, clogs deep in these lines or even in the drainfield may require excavation to be fully removed.

If you suspect you require septic tank repairs, contact a company such as Stevee Excavation Inc.