Why septic tanks in Chattanooga get clogged?

Chattanooga Septic Systems
February 17, 2017

The most wide-spread factor of septic system obstructions is the absence of routine maintenance. According to the current standards and guidelines, sewage-disposal tanks need to be cleaned every 2 years to make sure the system keeps working effectively. During this procedure, the tank is completely cleaned out together with all the solids and sludge that are the main reason of clogs. It  also allows to reduce the pressure of your septic field and helps it to absorb excess water.
If you are sure, that you need septic tank cleaning or pumping, we advice to call specialists prior to a plumbing technician. In most cases, a plumber will only prove your thought about the septic system issue and you will just waste your time and money. Call Chattanooga Septic Systems professionals initially.

Obstructions take place in 3 main places:

Between your home and the septic tank

If your toilet does not flush any longer, however your sinks still drain effectively, then you probably  have an obstruction in the toilet itself. Such blockages can frequently be cleared with a plunger or plumbing technician's snake (to save money, you can also rent them from a hardware shop or tool rental shop). If these 2 alternatives do not work, you'll have to call a plumber to unclog your toilet.

If both your toilets and sinks do not work, an obstruction might exist in the pipelines  between your home and septic system. Your finest alternative is to call Chattanooga Professionals and ask to examine and clean your septic system. As soon as the tank is empty, we'll have the ability to run a plumbing professional's snake to clear the inlet pipeline if such clog exists.

Clogs in the septic system between the inlet pipeline and inlet deflector

The most typical obstructions we come across are caused by the accumulation of solids  between the pipeline and the deflector, which doesn't let wastewater and solids get in the tank. Generally, releasing such clogs is extremely simple. The property owner needs to open the tank cover and use a shovel to press the obstruction far from the pipeline. Any wastewater left  in the pipeline needs to  flush itself into the tank, making the system function again.

Obstructions between the tank and the outlet to the septic field

This kind of clog generally happens in septic systems with a filter on the outlet pipeline. Such outlet filters  can effectively prevent solids from going into septic fields however they can get blocked. Unfortunately, lots of septic tank installers are good at selling these filters, but fail to emphasize that these filters must be cleaned minimum 2 times year. You need to open the septic tank lid, take off the filter, wash it out and re-install it in the tank. It is necessary to carefully close the tank lid when you finish.

Please be particularly careful when working around the septic system. If you are not sure about exactly what to do, call us for service.

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