What to Do During a Septic Emergency? Call the Trusted Septic Company in Winston-Salem
Is your Winston-Salem, NC home, or commercial building part of the Winston-Salem municipal sewer line system? If not, then, in all likelihood, your plumbing system is the common septic system with a septic tank.
Septic systems and their corresponding tanks do not have a life expectancy that is infinite. This means it is in your best interest and overall septic system health, to know who to call when to call, and what to do when a septic system occurs. It is recommended to have the industry-leading septic company, in Winston-Salem, at your fingertips, Brantley Septic. During a septic emergency, call Brantley Septic! (252) 478-3721
Your Winston-Salem home or commercial property wastewater system relies greatly on its septic tank. The system transports household waste, both solid and liquid, through pipes hidden underground. Its purpose is to separate sewage, directing solid waste to the septic tank and liquid waste to a drain field.
Septic tanks are designed specifically to store waste at high levels. Every tank has a capacity limit, which requires regularly scheduled pumping (every 2 to 3 years). If it is scheduled, you will not have to remember it. Brantley Septic will contact you in advance to let you know we are coming out.
The common cause, of wastewater back-up, slow or blocked indoor drainage, foul odors, and the pooling of unsanitary wastewater around your septic tank or in the drain field, is neglect and different forms of damage.
What Steps to Take During a Septic Tank Emergency in Winston-Salem
Act Swiftly and Without Hesitation! Do Not Panic!
Remember, a failed Winston-Salem septic system can result in unwanted exposure to viruses and pathogens released from the sewage. Regular observation and attention are your first line of defense. Before an emergency, the septic system will give warnings of potential failure. The early warning allows an action to be taken and with any luck, eliminates the potential emergency. You will want to use your main senses of smell, hearing, and vision:
- Inspect for a septic tank or plumbing backups.
- Listen for gurgling in your plumbing.
- Watch for fixtures that drain slowly.
- Look for water backing up into your basement.
- Look for unusual or foul odors coming from the drainfield after rain or heavy water usage.
- Look for signs of standing water in the drainfield.
When to Pick Up the Phone and Call for Winston-Salem Emergency Septic Tank Service
While septic systems provide safe and sanitary wastewater disposal, the septic tank can cause significant issues if it is not maintained correctly and regularly. Brantley Septic is on call, for all Winston-Salem residential and commercial customers, to help you if an unexpected septic emergency arises in your home or building.
Our incredible Winston-Salem team can pump, clean, or empty septic tanks and systems 24 hours a day, seven days a week. If you have a septic tank emergency, in Winston-Salem, do not hesitate. Contact Brantley Septic (252) 478-3721