Septic Tank Failure
Commercial & Residential

Septic Tank Failure

The septic tank is a highly complex plumbing system part. Usually, residential septic tanks are buried underground. This makes it very difficult to detect problems. Unfortunately, when problems appear, you have to excavate the tank, remove contents, perform the necessary repairs, and also clean up the septic tank failure mess. One of the most important things to remember about sewage cleanup and septic tanks is to educate yourself to identify septic tank problems before they become very costly to fix. Whenever you think that your septic tank failed, give Green Restoration a call. We would be happy to get to your home in all Connecticut counties or in Westchester County, NY and diagnose the problem. Remember! Acting fast is vital for proper septic tank failure repairs and cleanup.

Septic Tank Failure Warning Signs

  • Gurgling Sounds – Gurgling noise might be heard from the toilet, especially when you flush. It can also be seen when you run the water faucet. Usually, this signifies that the septic tank might be full and ready to leak.
  • Slow Drainage – When septic tank issues appear, all home drains start running slow. The line might be clogged so home waste water cannot escape fast enough.
  • Flushing Troubles – Because the toilet leads to the septic tank, whenever flushing is problematic, like when water does not go down the toilet drain, a sewage backup or a clog might be present.
  • Foul Odors – Septic tank leaks often back up through your plumbing system, right towards the home. This leads to the appearance of egg-like, rotten, foul odors. When you see this warning sign, serious sewage backup will soon appear.
  • Standing Water – When you see standing water in your home or yard, it can be a sign that there is septic tank failure present, usually a leak. Unfortunately, pooling water can easily lead to numerous other problems, like mold and bacteria growth.

How Can Septic Tank Failure Be Prevented?

The only way to prevent septic tank failure is to make sure you respect routine maintenance tasks, and that you always ensure proper operation. Septic systems that are properly sited, designed, and installed work for a very long time. 

Make sure you inspect the septic tank annually and the pump every 3 to 5 years. Excess water use should be avoided, and you need to avoid putting down the toilet all items that cannot flush properly.

The Dangers Of Septic Tank Failure

When septic tank failure happens, contact Green Restoration septic tank failure experts as soon as you can. This is because failing septic systems can easily contaminate all nearby waterbodies and well water.

The untreated wastewater present in the sewage system is a clear health hazard. It can easily cause many different diseases. As untreated wastewater reaches the groundwater, usually because of a septic tank leak, even the neighbor’s well will be contaminated.

The main reason why you need to contact eco-friendly certified sewage specialists is that untreated wastewater will contaminate recreational swimming areas, shellfish beds, and waterbodies or nearby streams.

Call our 24/7 emergency cleanup phone number now: (833) 800-0474. We will be at your home in Connecticut counties or in Westchester County, NY as soon as possible.

Who We Help

Home Owners

We are available 24 hours a day to get any business back up and running. With our entire scope of restoration services available for our commercial clients, our highly experienced team will remedy any damage your company may face.

Real Estate Professionals

In any emergency that happens with your property, Green Restoration takes immediate response to begin the restoration process. Our team of experts can fix your home using the safest and most environmentally-friendly products available.

Property Managers

Whether you have a small school building or a higher education campus, Green Restoration Professionals will work quickly to assess each unique situation and isolate the damaged area so that normal operations can resume while we restore your facility.

Environmental Specialist

As a restoration partner, we are committed to building a lasting relationship that ensures satisfaction for both property owners and tenants alike, all while keeping costs down and minimizing liabilities.

Home Inspectors

As a restoration partner, we are committed to building a lasting relationship that ensures satisfaction for both property owners and tenants alike, all while keeping costs down and minimizing liabilities.

Healthcare Professionals

Whether you have a small school building or a higher education campus, Green Restoration Professionals will work quickly to assess each unique situation and isolate the damaged area so that normal operations can resume while we restore your facility.

Frequently Asked Questions

Our team experts have the equipment and expertise to restore damage caused to your property due to pre-water damage conditions. We make use of a scientific method to remove and completely clean up the water. Every water damage is different and has its own unique solution to it; however, the general process is the same and consists of the following steps:

Step 1- Contact

When you contact us, our specialist will ask you a couple of questions that will help us in dealing with your water problem efficiently and quickly. This initial contact is very necessary for an efficient and fast restoration.

Step 2- Water Damage Inspection and Assessment

We also inspect the water damage caused to your property and then create an effective plan for its successful restoration. This is a very important step.

Step 3- Water Extraction and Removal

Usually, thousands and hundreds of gallons of water are removed via pumps and vacuums. Our professionals focus on starting this process right away in order to reduce damage and help in the prevention of mold growth.

Step 4- Dehumidification and Drying

After the water is removed, our special equipment targets the water that is not easy to access. This process makes use of scientific drying methods in order to draw out the water and moisture left behind via dehumidifiers and air movers.

Step 5- Sanitizing and Cleaning

Water damage affects your furniture, belongings, clothing, and other items, and we ensure that your items can be revived back using different specialized techniques. Our experts also sanitize the area using antimicrobial treatments and remove odor via fogging equipment and industrial air scrubbers.

Step 6- Restoration

This is the last step and restores your property to its pre-damage condition. This restoration step can be minor such as replacing some drywall panels, and sometimes it can be major such as the reconstruction of the entire house.

After any water damage, your main focus must be safety. You should ask yourself if it is safe to stay in your house. Look out for electrical hazards and wet materials in the house that can cause slipping.

Once you’ve decided on whether it is safe in the house, you can move on with the dos and don’ts of water damage.

What To Do After A Flooding

  • Remove any excess water using a mop

  • Wipe the water from wooden furniture after removing table top items and lamps

  • Remove any wet cushions or upholstery

  • Turn the air conditioner on so that it gets completely dry

  • Move any art objects you have to a dry and safe place

  • Gather any loose items present on the floor

  • If you have coloured rugs, then remove them from the wet carpets

What To Not Do After A Flooding

  • Don’t leave any wet fabric in place

  • Do not leave magazines and books or other items on the floor

  • Do not use your household vacuum to remove the water

  • Avoid using household appliances or the television

  • Do not turn the ceiling fixture when it is wet, and do not go in the room where the ceiling is saggy

Water mitigation can come from many different sources and events, but there is something common with them all. The first thing is that water damage is one of the main reasons many house owners claim insurance every year. It is also one of the reasons why the insurance rate keeps on rising.

The second thing in common is that, if ignored, it can lead to hazards, so handling it right away is very important. Water damage restoration and mitigation services also include:

  • Water and fire mitigation

  • Water cleanup

  • Floor water mitigation

  • Water damage repairing

  • Floor restoration and water remediation

The amount of damage that occurred in your house determines the time it will take for the restoration to take place. Usually, a normal-sized room takes 72 hours for drying. Once it gets dry, it can take a week for mildew and mold removal, and then comes construction, which takes another couple of weeks.

The entire process can take anywhere from two weeks to a month, depending on the damage caused.

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