Keeping Our Plumbing On Point

Keeping Our Plumbing On Point

Preventing A Nervous Breakdown Caused By A Septic System Meltdown

by Alexa Kim

The toilets won't flush, the drains refuse to drain, and your home is starting to fill up with some pretty foul odors. This can only mean one thing--you are in the middle of a septic system crisis. Although dealing with septic system issues can be one of the most trying things as a homeowner, your problems do not have to cause you to have a nervous breakdown. With some professional help from a septic tank service and a good plan of action, you will get through this process with your sanity still intact.

Skip all the home remedies and reach out for true help.

Whether it is your septic tank causing the problem because it is full or a clog somewhere in the main septic line, there are a lot of over-the-counter 'remedies' that may claim they can help you out of your desperate situation. These products may look enticing -- with fascinating claims about how they can push right through clogs or eliminate excess waste in the tank -- but you are much better off to just leave them right where they are. Go ahead and call a septic service for help because for one, you never know the true root of the problem without proper diagnosis, and two, money spent on over-the-counter products could easily just be money down the drain.

Make a plan of action once you get a diagnosis.

Once the professional has made a diagnosis and let you know what will need to be done, it will be your time to start making a plan of action. Staying in your home during septic system work or maintenance may not be the most ideal thing, especially if you have small children. However, there are a few things you can do to make the process easier to bear if you do have to stay in the house.

  1. Buy bottled water or fill several containers with water to use because it is likely that you will not be able to use your sinks temporarily.
  2. Invest in a few containers of baby wipes, extra paper towels, and antibacterial cleaning wipes for use while the work is underway.
  3. Make arrangements to have access to a bathroom at a neighbor's house, check out the closest nearby public restrooms, or consider renting a portable toilet for a few days.

Even though dealing with septic tank problems can be a major burden, with a little planning and attention from a professional, you will get through just fine. be sure to discuss with your chosen professional what to expect throughout the process. Contact a business, such as AAA Cesspool & Rooter Service, for help with your system. 


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Keeping Our Plumbing On Point

After dealing with a debilitating sewage flood a few years back, I decided to turn my attention to the proper care and maintenance of our septic tank. We had never spent much time trying to keep things in good shape, but we didn't want to deal with another sewage problem. To make things right, we met with the septic tank professionals and talked about how to keep our system in good shape. We worked hard to check for problems, and we called in the professionals at the first sign of trouble. Ever since then, we haven't had any issues. This blog is all about keeping your plumbing on point.