The 3 Most Common Culprits of a Messy Septic System

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Many people tend to keep their septic system out of sight and out of mind, so when a problem begins to develop, you might not even notice until it’s too late. No one likes to deal with a drain clog, so it’s important to have your system cleaned or pumped every year or so. Delaware Valley Septic, Sewer & Storm has been providing experienced sewer and drain cleaning services to Montgomery County for more than 50 years, so we know a thing or two about what can go wrong with a septic system. Here’s a look at some of the most common issues we see, so you can avoid trouble.

Natural Debris in Pipes

Your soil line from your house contains a clean out and sometimes the cap breaks, allowing debris to enter. Leaves, tree branches and roots, and even debris from roofs can regularly clog drains and cause all kinds of problems. Sometimes these issues are unavoidable acts of nature, but there are some things you can do to curb this buildup. For example, making sure all lids and caps on grade are secure at all times is one way to help.

Solid Waste Buildup

The solids of a septic tank can build up if left untreated. Solid waste in the form of scum, sludge, and wastewater can accumulate inside the tank. This buildup occurs naturally over time, but is preventable with proper pumping regularly. One of our expert services is septic system pumping across Montgomery County, so we can free your septic tank of waste before it becomes an issue.

Using Household Cleaners on Drains

All septic drains need to be cleaned the right way when there is a blockage or slow drainage. Most people use generic chemicals on drains, but unfortunately, they are not always the most efficient way to clean them. Even with these cleaners, debris, grease, and even hair can still build up. Your best bet for a clean septic system is to have it professionally done by Delaware Valley Septics. We’re just a call away at 1-844-4-DELVAL, so reach out if you feel that your septic system might be overdue for a cleaning.