Your septic tank might not be on the top of your mind. We’ve had numerous customers say they have never had a problem with their septic systems until one-night s*** hits the fan (pun intended). Hopefully, you are one of the lucky ones and your alarm goes off before you find your bathroom or basement flooded. Luckily, most septic issues don’t happen all of a sudden, they’re going to happen over time, so they can be avoided. Either way, Poop Dudes can deliver quality septic pumping in Chattanooga and the surrounding area.
There are a few simple ways to identify a potential backup before it occurs, like gurgling sounds heard while the toilet is flushing or when the sink is draining, a septic smell coming from the drain, or the noticeable soggy region above the septic tank or the drain field.
If you have any of these issues, there’s no need to stress about it, the Poop Dudes are here to help! Luckily, there are some simple ways to keep the septic tank clean so you don’t have to deal with these issues. We advise you to arrange quality septic pumping and cleaning every 2-4 years. Secondly, we recommend you use a septic tank additive.
Septic tanks filter wastewater using fluid dynamics and gravity. Healthy bacteria in the tank are vital in helping break down solids, so debris falls to the bottom of the tank and filtered water can escape. People always view bacteria as a negative thing, as demonstrated by excessive quantities of cleaning products in every home. Since these products are frequently discharged into the drain during household cleaning and deodorizing, particularly in the bathroom, they may have the side effect of killing the beneficial bacteria that your septic tank needs.
This doesn’t necessarily mean that septic tank owners have to stop using anti-bacterial products. Instead, you should include additives that recover bacteria and enzymes once a month to counteract the effects of household disinfectants. Additives make it easy to maintain a stable bacterial population in the septic tank.
Using septic additives monthly helps greatly reduce the solids in the septic tank. If the build-up of solids in the tank isn’t monitored, they can migrate to the leaching area and cause an obstruction. If obstructed, the system has nowhere to drain and the tank fills up, causing the backup to backflow into your home. If this happens to you, call the Poop Dudes for quality septic pumping and 24/7 emergency service.