Regular Septic Repair in Snohomish
April 16, 2015
It would be hard to over-emphasize the importance of regular Septic Repair in Snohomish. Although septic systems are not something home-owners often think about – as long as everything goes down the drain properly – septic repair might be needed to keep your septic system in good health while maintaining safety for you, your household and your neighbors.
When checking a septic system for needed repairs, always observe good safety practices. Never inspect a septic tank alone. Do not lean over it, or stick your head through the opening – the gases from it could cause you to pass out and fall in. Ventilate the work area. Rope off any septic system that has a faulty lid or is crumbling in any way. Wear safety gear if it becomes necessary to go into a tank to work on it.
Signs that your septic tank needs repair include subsidence at the tank site, or a boggy place around the area. Once the tank is opened, check the thickness of the layer of sludge and the amount of solids that have accumulated in the tank. Unusually high levels of solids can indicate that the outlet to the drain field is blocked. Unusually low levels can indicate that the tank is leaking. Other things that inspectors look for include broken baffles inside the tank, as well as the general condition of the lid and the tank itself.
Septic Repair in Snohomish can help home owners maintain their septic system in good health. Not only is this part of being a good neighbor by preventing accidents or health hazards, it can improve the performance of drains within your home. At Superior Septic Services, LLC., our professionals are trained to carry out a septic repair appropriately. Give us a call at (425)905-2485.