Some septic system repairs are preventable! At Maznek Septic Services, we know that a well-maintained septic system lasts longer and minimizes emergencies. That’s why the septic pumping services we provide for our New Hampshire customers always include a three-point check for these vital areas:
- Tank baffles
- Effluent Strainer (when applicable)
- Effluent Pump (raised EDA systems only)
If any one of these symptoms show during a routine pumping, our technician will recommend an appropriate repair to prevent a septic emergency and extend the life of your system. Groundwater intrusion into the tank can overload the leach field and throw off the biological balance in the tank. Broken baffles can cause solids to enter the leach field. Plugged strainers can cause the sewage to back up into the house.
Aside from our inspection during a routine pumping, septic repairs are often initiated by the homeowner noticing slow drains, gurgling sounds, or a septic smell in the house. Unless a pump alarm is going off, it’s not always obvious where the problem is. The septic tank is usually where we start to locate a septic repair issue.
Septic system repairs can be any number of the following components:
Septic tank risers – Recommended for water intrusion/broken covers or septic tanks more than a foot below grade.
Septic tank baffles – Sewage backups often occur when solids enter the leach field from the tank.
Ventilation pipes – Aerobic bacteria in the leach field require oxygen to break down effluent. We will provide a ventilation solution to revive the leach field.
Effluent pumps – If you have an elevated effluent disposal area (EDA), you have an effluent pump.
Floats – Septic systems with effluent pumps have high-water floats that set off an alarm if the level of effluent in the tank gets too high.
Strainers – a strainer is located in the exit pipe of the tank, preventing solids from entering the EDA.
Maznek Septic Service offers 24-hour emergency services for septic repairs!
If you hear a gurgling sound in your drains, smell sewage in your house or yard, or suspect something is wrong with your septic system, give us a call. It’s not worth putting off septic repairs until the entire system fails!