Call us for any Septic Tank Problems in New Jersey!

Like other plumbing, sewer, and drain systems, septic tanks can develop a number of serious problems which require professional repairs. At A1 Sewer & Drain, we provide comprehensive septic tank services throughout New Jersey, including septic tank repair, septic tank cleaning, and more.

To find out more about how to fix common septic tank problems, give us a call today. We routinely work with dozens of brands and types of septic tanks, including models from septic sewer system companies in NJ.

Septic_Tank_Service_njCommon NJ Septic Tank Problems

If your home or business is outfitted with a septic tank system, you might find yourself having issues with the tank itself, the soakaway, or other components.

After the sewage is treated in the septic tank itself, it travels through the soakaway’s large pipe system, where remaining waste can break down naturally and be released safely into the subsoil.

Some of the most common septic tank problems include:

  • Problems with the soakaway. Soakaway problems can cause many issues around your house, including overflowing toilets, drains that back up and clog, foul smells, and water seeping up through the soil.
  • Soakaways that need cleaning. Septic tank services can often include cleaning. When solid waste sludge from the septic tank accumulates, it can start moving down into the soakaway, clogging it and obstructing the flow of wastewater.
  • Tank deterioration. Like most things, a septic tank can experience corrosion, wearing down gradually over time and experiencing problems that require professional septic tank services. Regular maintenance can help you keep an eye on this issue, so that when the time comes, you can repair or replace it.
  • Soil and bacteria issues. Bacteria are the key to successful septic tanks. The waste itself is broken down by these microscopic organisms, which naturally metabolize human waste as a source of energy. To avoid these common septic tank problems, it’s necessary for aerobic bacteria to break down the waste.  Aerobic bacteria require oxygen to live, whereas “anaerobic” bacteria thrive in low-oxygen environments.

Waste breakdown by anaerobic bacteria can lead to a buildup of slime and sludge.

Not only does this clog the tank and soakaway, but it reduces the porosity of the soil, making it harder for the waste to be properly absorbed.

Septic System Maintenance: Save Money by Taking Good Care of your Septic System

A septic system in New Jersey needs regular care to keep running smoothly. Waste material will build up in your tank and drain field, and must be periodically cleaned out.

The tank itself should also be periodically cleaned, there is usually a layer of sludge in the tank that must be broken up and stirred into a liquid portion of the tank to be cleaned out.

With regular septic inspections and upkeep, your septic system should serve you for many years without needing septic system repair or replacement.

To find out more about septic tank services for these and other common septic tank problems in New Jersey, call us today at A1 Sewer & Drain, at 201-645-0888.