Septic Tank Service

Brantley Septic – Commercial & Residential Septic Tank Repair Services

Drains and pipes are usually the first thing people think about when it’s time to schedule plumbing maintenance. The septic tank is just as important.  When your home or office building is not connected to the city sewer system, a septic system is installed.  The system manages waste.  Untreated septic tanks can overflow, resulting in serious damage to your property and even your sense of smell. For high-quality septic tank service, contact the experts at Brantley Septic. (252) 478-3721  Were cost-effective solutions meet high-quality results.

Common Septic System Issues

Wastewater enters a septic system through a chamber and finds its way to the septic tank. Through the power of gravity, solid sludge settles to the bottom, while the scum floats to the top.  As the liquid moves, the scum is carried into another chamber, where more solid waste is pulled to the bottom. Finally, the excess liquid moves out into a drain field. The waste left in the tank is anaerobically decomposed. When the septic system is working properly, it is a very efficient process.  On average, a septic system should be pumped every three to five years.

Common Septic System Issues

  • Full Tank – An overflowing septic tank can reveal an issue with the drain field and its ability to absorb the wastewater.
  • Wall Corrosion – Corroding walls occur when hydrogen sulfide gas becomes trapped in one or more of the compartment tanks.
  • Roots – Because the septic tank emits wastewater, if underground, plants will start to grow towards the septic unit. The roots of large plants such as trees can cause extensive damage.
  • Detached Dividing Wall – If the septic tank splits into two compartments, one chamber could trap the sludge, causing a system failure.

Signs and Symptoms Your Septic System Needs Service

Since septic systems are not readily visible, noticing a malfunction is can be difficult. However, there are some obvious signs and symptoms that you can keep an eye out for that may indicate your septic system isn’t working the properly.

  • Pooling Water – When water starts to pool on your lawn or field without an obvious explanation, is may be because your septic tank is too full. A professional can pump your tank to fix it.
  • Foul Odors – A full septic tank will cause the sludge to rise, emitting foul odors around the household or property.
  • Lawn Health – Not all waste is created equally. Unlike fertilizer, septic waste can kill your grass. Look for brown and yellow patches in your lawn.
  • Toilet Draining Slow – If your septic tank becomes too full, it can interfere with the way your toilet functions. Pay attention to how quickly your toilet drains after a flush.

Need septic service or need to schedule maintenance? Call Brantley Septic at (252) 478-3721 for an appointment!