In our last blog, we went over some common problems with septic tanks. From backups, to funky smells, there’s a lot that can go wrong with your septic system if you aren’t getting it inspected and pumped on a regular basis. In today’s blog, our septic specialists will look at some other problems that you might experience with your septic tank if you aren’t working with B & B Pumping to take care of your system.
Tree and Plant Root Damage
Septic tanks are often made from materials like concrete or fiberglass, so it’s hard to imagine that roots could damage this structure. The fact is, roots are a major source of problems for septic tank systems. Roots find the smallest cracks or openings in the tank and are drawn to the moisture and warmth of the waste inside the tank. This can lead to a host of complications, including the system backing up or working improperly. It can also allow water from rain or sprinklers to filter into the system and overfill the tank. Conversely, water can be pushed out of the tank and back into your yard. In either case, the result is a smelly, gross mess that you really don’t want to have to deal with.
When you first put a septic tank system into the ground, your installation team will do their best to pack the dirt and earth down to keep your tank from shifting too much. But over time, the ground around your tank can shift. In many cases, these shifts are so minor that you don’t notice them, but your tank does. Even small shifts can put pressure on your septic tank. This can lead to cracks and fractures to appear in the tank or in the tubes connected to it. These cracks can cause backups and clogs or can let groundwater into the tank, keeping it from breaking down the solid waste in the tank.
Too Many Non-Biodegradable Items
Your septic tank is particular about what it can take, filter, and break down. You can’t just flush anything down there, and indeed, there are some things you should flat out avoid putting down your drain. Non-biodegradable items are washed into your septic system and then never break down or leave. The result is that your septic tank fills up much faster than usual and requires more frequent pumping, which can quickly become a costly affair.
A Lack of Maintenance
In general, you can avoid all of the problems we’ve listed in this blog and our last one by simply having your septic tank pumped on a regular basis. A service provider can inspect your system for any issues and problems, make recommendations as to when you need your next pump, and if you might benefit from the installation of a new septic system.
Call for Septic Tank Service
You don’t have to suffer through the problems with your septic tank system when B&B Pumping is just a short call away. We’re the Fort Worth area’s leading provider of septic system services, and can pump your tank with ease. Call us today to get your septic tank problems addressed! We provide septic pumping services throughout Fort Worth, Decatur, Azle, Haslet, and Weatherford — feel free to take a look at our service area.