A sewer that is backed up means that you have a problem with your sewer lines or within the Septic Tank Pumping system. This is a serious problem and you need to have the sewer problem repaired quickly to avoid further damage.
The sewer line from the house to the tank (main line) is clogged.
Clogged sewer lines are normally due to years of neglect. Disposing of fats, grease and oils from shampoos and soaps are common causes.
Part of the routine maintenance on your septic system is Sewer line cleaning that should be done along with every other septic tank pumping. This will ensure an unrestricted path into the septic tank.
The Baffle Filter outlet is plugged.
Filters have been installed in the outlets of most septic systems since the mid 80’s. If the filters have not been cleaned, backup may occur.
If your system has an outlet filter installed, it needs to be cleaned annually Have Ace Acme perform the service for your or train you in the proper procedure of replacing your Baffle Filters.
Diminished absorbtion in the drain field
Parking or driving cars and other heavy machinery over your septic system can compact the drain field, diminish its absorption ability, and even crush the tank or the drain field laterals.
Replacing the tank or the drain field laterals is the only solution.
Submersible Pump Failure
If your septic system contains a submersible pump as one of its components, there are many reasons why the submersible pump may stop working, such as:
Regardless of the failure, continued use of the plumbing in your home will result in raising the level of effluent in the tank and eventually cause the sewage to back up.
Have Ace Acme come out with a vacuum truck and pump your tank out so that we can troubleshoot the problem with your pump and get it repaired or replaced.
At Ace Acme Septic Tank Service, Inc. we have the knowledge, equipment, training, and staff in place to ensure your sewer lines and septic system are in working properly.