Commercial Septic Tank Services in Guelph and Kitchener – Waterloo area

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A septic system is designed to clean the waste that people flush down their toilets, sinks, washing machines, and other appliances. These systems process waste matter in two ways: solid materials sink down; paper, grease, oils, and other waste float. This separation takes place in the septic tank, where everything is filtered while the water ends up in the leaching field. Read on to find out more about common septic tank problems. If any of them sound familiar, reach out to us for immediate assistance in Guelph and surrounding areas in Southern Ontario.

What are the Most Common Septic Tank Problems?

Problems usually occur in septic tanks if they have not been properly maintained. Common issues include clogs, water contamination, and foul odors. Understanding what causes these problems is essential to making sure that your system is properly used and maintained.

Below is an outline of what can cause your septic tank to develop problems:

Excessive use: This is one of the major causes of septic tank trouble. If the tank is not pumped when necessary, it will lead to buildup of solids. If the roof vents on your tank are clogged, this can cause odors.

Improper disposal: In some cases, septic tank problems are caused by disposing of improper items. Only biodegradable items should be allowed inside your drains or flushed down the toilet. Non-biodegradable materials such as plastics, oil, and grease will clog your drain pipes and cause waste matter to leak into the soil.

Excess water: Too much water in your septic tank can cause solids to end up in the leaching field, resulting in clogs. This can cause your septic system to shut down.

Lack of water: On the other hand, too little water can also kill off bacteria in the tank. The purpose of having bacteria in the septic tank is because they help neutralize the nitrogen that is produced in your tank. Too much nitrogen can contaminate your drinking water.

Fortunately, there are preventive measures that can help you avoid these common septic system problems. Because most septic tanks are buried underground, we recommend professional maintenance on a regular basis to catch any problems before they have a chance to spread.

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