If you own a home with a separate septic system on your land, you must look out for signs of problems year-round. During the winter months, there are different issues that could arise due to the colder temperatures and elements that are brought about during the season.
Here are some causes due to the winter season of septic system problems:
Frozen Septic Tank Pipes & Other Components
Problems can occur if snow and frost get around the septic system. Your pipes are susceptible to freezing, which can then cause major problems to the system. It can slow down the bacteria from flowing properly, which can cause an overload if it is not broken down properly.
Pressure on Tank from Snow and Soil
The pressure from compacted soil and snow around the tank can be problematic for your septic tank system. It can cause issues like a frozen system, preventing wastewater from filtering properly, and pressure on the tank.
Misusing Your Drains
It’s always important throughout the year to continue to use your drains properly. Don’t flush anything other than toilet paper down the toilet, make sure to prevent food from going down your sinks, and always make sure you’re paying attention to potential drainage clogs.
Keeping an eye on these things can help prevent problems from occurring to your septic system, especially in the winter season when it may be more susceptible to issues from the weather.
Freedom Septic Service is Here to Help!
Septic system issues can arise at any time. Using your system properly and monitoring it can help you out in the long run. At Freedom Septic Service, we can help you with septic system maintenance, repairs, and new installation if necessary. If you’re in need of septic system services, please don’t hesitate to give us a call. Contact Freedom Septic Service at 410-795-2947 today or visit us online for more information!