A flooding septic system can be your worst nightmare, especially if sewage is backing up in the house (or worse, if you have guests). Diagnosing the exact cause of a backup requires a professional, but there are a few things you can check and do until you’re able to book a maintenance appointment.
Sometimes a backup can be a plumbing issue, rather than a septic system one. A few simple tasks can help you determine whether a backup is a plumbing or septic system problem.
If you’re pretty sure the backup was caused by your septic system, there are some things that can provide you some temporary relief until the problem is resolved.
If your septic system is the cause of your backup, you may be in need of major repairs or a whole new system. If you are having problems with septic system backups, please contact Van Delden. We’ve been installing septic systems since 1937, and provide Hill Country residents with services they can count on.