If you have a septic system in your yard, you need to be concerned about all the rain and flooding recently in the San Diego area.
In this issue, we’ll talk about how rain can affect your septic system, and what you can do to keep it from flooding.
First, let’s talk about the associated parts and areas related to a septic system.
Heavy rainfall can saturate the drain field, making it nearly impossible for your tank to drain correctly. If the water cannot flow out of the septic system, the wastewater will most likely make its way backward through the pipes and into your house or the untreated sewage may overflow into the groundwater, risking serious contamination.
There are actually a few things you can do before heavy rainfall that will help to prevent your septic system from flooding.
After a storm, if you notice that your drains do not drain as quickly as they used to or if your toilets are slow to flush, your septic system is under stress. Have the system inspected and serviced professionally as soon as you can while using as little household water as possible.
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