Septic systems in older homes often do not meet modern standards. Sometimes, these systems can have failing tanks, poor drainage systems or be too small for a modern family. Many of the problems in the plumbing of your home can be due to septic tank problems. These plumbing problems may also be a sign that it is time for you to have your system replaced. Here are some signs that it is time for you to have a new septic tank installed:
1. Consistent Need To Pump Tank
If you have a tank that is too small for the people living in your home, it will need to be pumped often. When it becomes too full, the solids can get in the drain field and cause problems with the system. Often, older tanks may have been built for a smaller home. If your home has additions and you have a big family, you may have a tank that is too small for the needs of your home.
2. Drain Lines Become Full Of Solid Waste
Drain lines can also become full of solid waste due to problems with your tank. They may also just be old single drain lines that do not allow sufficient drainage of the affluent or liquid waste coming from your system. As the affluent fills the septic tank, it can cause solid waste to block plumbing in your home.
3. Leaking Faulty Tank That Needs Replacement
Old septic tanks were often made of concrete and have poor sealing. These tanks can eventually degrade and begin to leak. This problem can lead to the solid waste filling the tank and eventually clogging plumbing in your home. Sometimes, these tanks can be retrofitted with a liner, but it is usually best to have them replaced with modern tanks.
4. Collapsed Drain Lines That Are In Need Of Repair
Drain lines can also be a problem with your septic system. They can collapse under heavy loads, which can cause the affluent to fill the system and plumbing problems. This problem will usually require the replacement of the drain field, which if you need your tank replaced, it can be a good time to do it when this work is being done.
These are some signs that your outdated septic system needs to be retired. If you need to have a new septic tank installed, contact a septic installation service like Chavis Enterprises LLC and talk with them about the waste treatment needs of your home.