At 24/7 Rooters of Ridgefield, NJ, our professional staff has over 25 years of experience dealing with septic system repair and maintenance issues in Morris, Middlesex, Bergen, and the Greater Northern New Jersey area. If you notice sewage backing up into your house or a terrible odor in your backyard, then you know something is wrong with your septic system. 24/7 Rooters provides prompt service for all your septic needs.
What is a septic system?
A septic system is an underground system used to treat and dispose of household wastewater right there onsite. A septic system is self-contained and consists of two parts: a septic tank and drainfield. The septic tank is a watertight box that is buried underground with an inlet and outlet pipe. The septic tank collects the the wastewater so that solids settle to the bottom in the form of sludge, and oil and grease float to the top as scum. Bacteria breaks down the solid sewage into a liquid form, which then moves from the septic tank and leaches into the drainfield.
The drainfield consists of trenches of perforated pipes covered by a porous material such as gravel. The wastewater slowly leaches from the pipes into the gravel and into the soil. If too much liquid enters the drainfield, it can flood and cause sewage to come to the ground surface or back up in to your house.
Some of the first signs of a septic problem may include the following:
- Slowly draining toilets or sinks
- Sewage odors
- Pooling water around your septic system or basement
- Bright green, soggy grass on the drainfield
- Gurgling noises in your plumbing
- Continual septic tank backup; and/or
- Bacteria in your well water
At 24/7 Rooters, we can evaluate your septic system to determine the problem. Most septic problems occur because the soil in the drainfield becomes compacted so that the wastewater can’t be properly absorbed. This causes the septic tank to back up, and you will begin to see the problems listed above.
To solve this problem, we use the EarthBuster Deep Soil Decompactor machine to open a path in the soil and allow the fluids from the septic system to leach out into the drainfield properly once again. Using the EarthBuster is more economical than replacing the drainfield.
For 25 years, our experienced staff has helped homeowners maintain their septic systems to prevent future problems. Household septic systems should be inspected and pumped out every three to five years by a professional.
24/7 Rooters can handle your septic system repair and maintenance needs. We’re happy to answer any questions you may have. Let us examine your septic system and provide a competitive quote today!