Emergency Septic Services

Septic emergency servicesSeptic emergencies are never convenient. They can’t be scheduled. As a septic company in the New Hampshire Lakes region for over 30 years, we know that providing emergency septic services comes with the job. Even with our comprehensive septic maintenance program, septic system emergencies can happen at any time – a crushed sewer pipe, sewage pump failure or clogged line for example – and they require immediate attention.

If you’re not sure if you are experiencing a septic emergency or not, here are some possible signs of a failing septic system:

Slow or gurgling drains. This could be an indication of a clogged line, or a problem with ventilation pipes.

Listen for alarms. Some septic pumps have alarms that will alert you when they have failed to work. It could be a clogged filter, or a simple pump repair. It’s possible the pump has failed and needs to be replaced.

Septage overflowing the tank. If you know where your septic tank is, check and see if the ground is wet near the tank cover. It’s possible that the tank is full, and solids are plugging exit baffles or the disbursement system itself.

Wet soil over the leach field. If you know where your leach field is, inspect to see if the ground is wet above it. If it’s localized, it could be a broken pipe. If the ground overall is wet, there’s a pretty good chance the leach field has failed.

If you think you have had a septic emergency happen, do not run any more water into the septic system and call our office!

We have a 24 hour answering service who will alert us in the event of a septic emergency after hours or on weekends. With 30 years of experience, it won’t take us long to identify the source of the problem!