Have a septic system emergency?
Common septic system emergencies:
Septic Backup into Basement, Laundry, Shower, or Bathroom:
- 50% of the time is due to an overfull septic tank caused by a clogged filter.
- 40% of the time is due to the pipe clogging between the home and the septic tank.
- 10% of the time is due to a drainfield or leachfield issue.
Most of the time this is due to a drainfield or leachfield issue — clogging.
Before thinking the worst, call us and let us evaluate your situation.
Our emergency Septic Pumping Service focuses on our technicians taking all necessary safety precautions to protect you, your family, your property, and themselves.
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How do you know if your septic system is having issues?
At first you will observe slow flushing toilets or hear a gurgling sound, especially from the toilets closest to where the septic pipe exits the home. This indicates the septic tank is not working properly or a clog is beginning to form.
A slowly flushing toilet or gurgling sound will continue until a backup into the home happens from the clog fully forming or the septic tank containing too many solids.
Determining the cause of the septic emergency.
Outside looking into the tank.
A clogged pipe is fixed by snaking out the line from the septic tank. If you have a problem with clogs, there are remedies you can use to prevent future clogs — visit our Do Not Flush Rules page. These septic issues should never happen more than once.
A clogged filter or a clogged drainfield/leachfield is the result of an incorrect maintenance plan for the septic system.
Don’t worry — we will help.
Getting to the cause of the septic system emergency
Proper preventative maintenance protects your septic filter from clogging and more importantly prevent the clogging of your drainfield. Our technicians are expertly trained and have years of experience in the industry to share with you in order to allow you to understand the needs of your system and keep from needing emergency services in the future.
Your goal is to not have to worry about your septic system, and we take care of that by updating you with notifications throughout the whole service process, sending reminders for future service and by extending the lifespan of your septic system with additives and regular technician updates from each service on the conditions of your system (including digital images to verify the suggestions).
Why Choose Wind River Environmental?
If you are experiencing a septic emergency then that means your system is currently on the incorrect maintenance plan.
Since 1946, we have perfected our maintenance process to prevent small issues like pipe clogs and large issues. We have seen every single type of septic issue over the years so BEFORE you start thinking the worst, call us for an evaluation.