4 Reasons Why a Septic System Can Fail

Septic Services LakelandPosted bySeptic Services LakelandAugust 20th, 2021

Just imagine – your once beautifully flat, green, pristine lawn is now decorated with some evil-smelling, nasty-looking patches, and the drains in your home are starting to back up. Sounds like you’ve just become a victim of septic system failure! If this has happened, you’ll need to call a septic tank contractor to fix the problem right away.

4 Reasons Why a Septic System Can FailOnce he or she has sorted out the problem, take heed of the following four most common causes of septic failure to avoid another emergency in the future:

  1. Water overload caused by leaking faucets and other fixtures can lead to problems. Have them repaired ASAP.
  2. Not maintaining your septic system will almost guarantee problems. Have a contractor check the system every 2 to 3 years. He or she can resolve any problems before they become serious issues.
  3. A badly installed or designed system is a disaster waiting to happen. If you have just bought your home, schedule an appointment for a septic system contractor to inspect it. It might be possible for him to make some modifications to increase its reliability.
  4. The weight of buildings, cars and even paving can cause serious damage to a septic system. Also, don’t drive over the drain field or the top of the tank, and make sure nothing obstructs the outdoor components of the system.

Being aware of the above common causes of septic system failure allows you to devise a maintenance strategy to prevent problems in the future. If you give your system a little TLC, it will serve you well for many years.


For expert service on your septic system in Lakeland FL, contact us at Southeastern Septic. Our owner, Shane Ray, has over 10 years of experience, and we are committed to providing quality service at affordable prices. Give us a call today!

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