Stopping a septic back up before it happens, is by far the best way to go, both financially and the amount of frustration they cause. Whether it is your drain field or septic tank, when they get clogged, inevitably it will start backing up into your home.
The septic pipes running under your home are typically 3 to 4 inches in diameter. They are responsible for taking all the waste water from, the sinks, showers, bathtubs, washing machines, dishwasher, and toilets, properly disposing of it.
Beyond Routine Maintenance, There Are A Few Things To Watch Out For
“An obvious sign of a sewer drain clog is when more than one plumbing fixture backs up at the same time. Toilets are often the first fixture to experience problems, but any other low-lying fixture can also be involved, such as a shower or bathtub on the main level of your home.” The Spruce.
Listen for any odd sounds coming from the toilet, gurgling or not flushing properly. Especially when the water is running, from the dishwasher, washing machine, shower, or tub. This is a sign there is a problem that is just going to get worse if not repaired.
Since the drains in the shower and bathtubs are lower than other drains, they are typically the first to back up from a septic problem.
If you hear the toilet gurgle when you run the water in the bathroom sink, or see the water in the toilet rise, contacting the professionals at Orlando Septic Service may be your best bet.
Another sign of a septic clog is if water backs up into the shower or bathtub when the washing machine is draining, or the toilet backs up or makes gurgling sounds.
It may be a full septic tank, a problem with the drain field, or clog in the filter, or a number of other things.