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When Do You Need Septic Repair?

Updated: Feb 9, 2023

Strong odors and the presence of sewage are the primary indicators that septic repair services are immediately necessary. If you find wastewater backing up into your home, the most common culprits are an overfilled tank or a clogged pipe. In either case, you should call a plumber who specializes in septic repair.

Before they arrive, take a look inside your septic tank. If the level is very high, you’ll need to pump the tank and look for any obvious issues, like a clogged screen. If the level is low, the connection between your home and the tank is probably stopped up. The plumber should be able to help you address this issue. However, it’s important to note that many other issues may be present within the septic system. If this is the case, you may be referred for a total replacement.


Septic Repair vs. Replacement

How do you decide whether to repair or completely replace your equipment? The answer can vary based on which professional you consult with. Most issues that cause drainage problems or sewage odor can be solved by pumping the tank. In many other cases, a new pipe or component may be all that’s needed to get your system back in tip-top shape.

Consider septic replacement in the event of advanced age or serious damage. While you can stave off signs of aging through proper maintenance, your tank will eventually reach the end of its life. It may also be infiltrated by roots, damaged by hazardous chemicals, or impacted by ground movement. In these instances, total replacement is recommended.


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Making Septic Repair Affordable

Unfortunately, homeowners insurance doesn’t cover septic repair or replacement caused by lack of upkeep. This is especially frustrating when extensive damage is the fault of the previous occupants, not your household.

That’s why SunSeptic has two great solutions for homeowners:

Preventative maintenance protects your equipment for years to come. Using our monthly treatments helps to break down organic matter that affects the health of your tank.

Comprehensive coverage offers support in the event of septic repair or replacement. Our no-deductible plans cover up to $5,000 in damages, ensuring that you’re always in a position to mend covered elements of your system.

For a limited time, those who sign up for our annual protection plan will receive two free years of monthly treatments. Ready to get started? Choose your septic plan today! Call us to discuss the options - 1-877-224-5839 or, contact us via email below.

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