If you’re experiencing slow or clogged drains, toilets not flushing properly, or waste water backing up into your sinks and bathtub, it can be overwhelming. 

Top reasons why your septic system is backing up and how can you fix it

Tree roots 

Trees and plant roots naturally grow towards water and can be very aggressive, penetrating the pipes causing them to clog or limit water flow. 

What you’re flushed down toilet or putting down the drain 

Non-degradable items such as cat litter, chemicals, flushable wipes, diapers, medications, paper towels, dental floss, or feminine hygiene products, should go into the garbage can and not the toilet. Also, be careful what goes down the sink.

Limit the use of the garbage disposal (or not at all). Never allow household chemicals to go down the drain. Paint, oil, or cooking grease should also not go in the sink or toilet.

Blocked drains

Slow drains, gurgling coming from the fixtures when water is flowing into them, and even a foul smell coming from the pipes, could all mean a blockage in the pipes leading to the septic tank.

Overwhelmed septic tank 

A full septic tank is the most popular culprit. Depending on how many people are living in the house and water usage, the septic tank needs to be pumped out every 3 to 5 years. If the septic tank is full, it can make that gurgling sound when flushing the toilet or drains are flowing out to the septic tank.

There is more to your septic system than just your tank. It includes all the plumbing pipes from the drains and toilets, filters, microbes, more pipes, and drain field. All these elements need to work together efficiently to properly treat the wastewater in your home.

Slow drains, toilet gurgling, foul odors, and a number of other issues can be a sign you need a professional service. Plunging can work on small issues, but not all of them. Chemical cleaners can do more damage than good, corroding the pipes.

The most effective, affordable and popular course of action is high pressure jetting. Not only is it safer for older pipes it is far less caustic than traditional drain cleaners and doesn’t introduce corrosive materials into the plumbing system.

Hydro jetting is a more permanent solution, can be compared to power washing. It removes even the toughest clogs, even tree roots and grease, non-invasively, with minimal cost and time. It is completely safe for all types of pipes.

Home Guides explains, “Hydro jetting consists of a high-pressure hose with a specialized nozzle connected to a machine that pressurizes the water, producing a powerful stream that clears the drain. Hydro jetting is usually done through a cleanout, which is an opening that allows plumbers to clean out clogs. The water is forced down the drain, where it pushes grease, mineral build-up, hair and other debris through the drain. With a powerful enough hydro jet, tree roots can also be broken up. However, before using a hydro jet, a plumber typically inspects the drain with a small camera to determine if the pipe is damaged.”

Hydro jetting is an environmentally friendly way to maintain your water pipes. It can save you a lot of money and frustration in the long run.

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Contact Orlando Septic Service today for an appointment.