Septic tank backups are a home owner’s worst nightmare. When a septic system backs up into your home, it can potentially cost you thousands in repairs not to mention the disgusting odors and the mess you will need to contend with.
When a septic system overflows into a home, the damage can range from a slight odors, dampness, serious flooding to complete disaster. If the water is allowed to stand for more than a few minutes it will start to seep and be absorbed by the walls and insulation. Walls and insulation will absorb fluids and odors that will require remediation.
It is important to contact a remediation company as soon as possible. It is important to inform the remediation company of the severity of the flooding. Tell the company to bring their equipment so that they may get started immediately. It is extremely important to absorb the water immediately. Turn on the air conditioner and any fan available. It is important to keep the air circulating to prevent the onset of black mold.
Pump your system every 3 to 4 years depending on the size of your home and the amount of waste water generated. Monitor your septic system on a monthly basis. It is also a good idea to treat the system monthly with beneficial bacteria in an attempt to overt septic tank backups and water damage.