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Septic Tank Problems When it Rains

Septic tank problems when it rains are fairly common complaints with homeowners that have septic tanks and drain fields. Septic tank problems can occur when it rains for a few different reasons. The obvious reason is the abundance of water flowing over the drain field flooding the system. The back fill soil will eventually settle upon the completion of the drain field installation creating the formation of dips and valleys. The dips and valleys collect runoff rain water that flow…

Septic Tank Problems When It Rains

Septic tank problems when it rains are a complaint that I hear on a pretty regular basis. Septic tanks when they are in the beginning stages of failure will emit sewer like smells and septic tank odors when it rains. The systems become saturated with water and raw untreated sewage generated by the home. The waste water will begin to push its way through the ground forcing its way to the top of the drain field creating a puddle over…