If your alarm is going off you will need to call a septic company asap. The alarm goes off when either the pump or the floats are failing. The alarm unit should have a silence mode.
Being cooped up can cause the rainy-day blues. ... It is common to have a septic back up after or even during a heavy rain. Significant rainfall can quickly flood the ground around the soil absorption area (drain field) leaving it saturated, making it impossible for water to flow out of your septic system.
A typical 1,000 gallon septic tank, being used by two people, should be pumped every 4-5 years. If there are eight people using a 1,000-gallon septic tank, it should be pumped every year.
After years of use, buildup of sludge and floating waste reduces the effective capacity of your septic tank. This causes waste to pass through the tank too quickly, Waste will begin to clog the pipes within your septic system causing the lateral field to fail and need costly repairs
With normal maintenance a lateral field can last 20+ years. .
Regular septic tank pumping is crucial in maintaining the delicate system. As mentioned above, a good rule of thumb is to pump your system every three years.
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