Why are my drains backing up when I turn on the water?
Your drains may back up when your septic tank needs to be pumped. This could also happen if
you're located on a city sewer line that needs to be cleared.
Why is it important to have my septic system pumped every two years?
Septic systems consist of the septic tank and a drain field. When you flush paper products
and solids, they either float or settle at the bottom of the tank. If they don't break down
properly, they could pass through the drain field and cause a blockage. A blockage is noticeable
when your yard becomes soggy and stinky, but pumping the system prevents this from
happening. This is more than just septic system advice as The Illinois Department of Health
requires property owners to perform this maintenance every two years.
Is it a problem that I hear gurgling when I use the water?
A gurgling sound could indicate that your septic tank needs to be pumped. Slower-than-usual
draining in your sinks, toilets and tubs is also a red flag.
How can I prevent gurgling?A:
Here's an interesting septic system fact: single-ply toilet paper is better for septic systems
and prevents backups. To improve the breakdown of paper products and solids, you could use
septic tank additives, which we can provide and add for you. Additionally, baby wipes, feminine
products and paper towels should never be flushed.
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