Natural disasters are unpredictable, but sure to happen at some point.
What do you do about your septic system if you have flooding on your property?
1) If possible, don't use the system if the soil is saturated and flooded.
The wastewater will not be treated and will become a source of pollution. Conserve water as much as possible while the system restores itself and the water table fails.
2) Examine all electrical connections for damage BEFORE restoring electricity.
Electricity in water could cause electrical shock and serious injury.
3) Pump the septic system as soon as possible AFTER the flood.
Pumping your system while the ground is still saturated cause the tan to float out of the ground and may damage the inlet and outlet pipes.
4) Have your septic tank professionally inspected and serviced if you suspect damage. Most septic tanks are not damaged by flooding since they are below ground and completely covered. However, septic tanks and pump chambers can fill with silt and debris, and must be professionally cleaned. If the soil absorption field is clogged with silt, a new system may have to be installed.
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