Septic System Problems That You Should Avoid

Septic System Problems

Septic System Problems

Hi everyone! How’s life treating you?

Since I want us to remain friends, let me warn you early on that today’s blog post isn’t for those who have weak stomachs. If you find septic systems as a really disgusting topic, please move on to another post. I surely do not want to make you throw up or make you lose your appetite. Hehehe

Awright! So let’s get this thing going, shall we? I have been asked by a follower / subscriber of mine if there are septic system problems that he should be worried about. So John, if you’re reading my blog now, I would say, YES. There are several issues that you have to watch out for not only because we’re talking about dirty waste materials here. We should also be concerned about our health, right? Anyway, here’s my list! Check it out.

  1. Tree root may intrude the tank through cracks, small crevices or through the septic septic-tanktank lid.
  2. Sludge may build up in the tank and cause it to overflow.
  3. The septic tank filter may get clogged up.
  4. The drain lines may break and the septic tank baffles may get damaged.
  5. The tank may not have enough bacteria or enzyme to treat the effluent.
  6. The drainfield may get clogged because of tree roots.
  7. Grease may clog the septic system.
  8. Sludge and other solid wastes may leave the tank without being treated.
  9. The soil may get compacted.
  10. Sulfite or bio-mat may build up in the drainfield.


These are just some of the most common problems that you have to watch out for. Now you must understand that although septic tank cleaning in Kansas City will keep the system working efficiently, you should also care for it as much as you can. For instance, you should avoid flushing objects down the toilet that should not be flushed down in the first place.  You should also avoid the use of chemical drain cleaners because they may disrupt the natural process of waste treatment inside the tank. If possible, also avoid using your garbage disposal machine frequently. Lessen the use of water, too.  Now when all these tips fail, there’s nothing else to do but call an emergency plumber in Kansas City. Don’t wait until the next day. I heard that emergency plumbers actually provide plumbing services 24/7, even on weekends and holidays.

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