There are some plumbing problems that can wait to be fixed. Leaky faucets and clogged toilets, for example, definitely require the services of a professional plumber but don’t necessarily need to be reported immediately. On the other hand, there are a number of problems that can occur which require emergency plumbing services. Septic tanks are large tanks meant to store sewage and solid waste. When a septic tank backs up, it poses serious threats to your home and your health.

If you experience problems with your septic tank or cesspool, don’t hesitate to contact an emergency plumbing service.

Disease       

The most serious effect of a failing septic system is the potential for serious disease from the leaking waste. Dysentery and hepatitis can be spread by the waste in your septic tank and may attract mosquitoes and fleas, which can spread diseases to your family and your neighbors.

Poisoning

Chemical poisoning can also occur after a septic tank fails. Many of the synthetic products you use around the house end up down the drain and in your septic tank. These products can be poisonous to humans, pets, and wildlife if they pollute nearby sources of water such as wells, streams, or ponds.

Water Damage

Depending on where the septic tank is located on your property, a leak may cause considerable water damage to the interior and exterior of your home if not excavated immediately. The cost to repair water damage is much greater than the cost of emergency plumbing services.

If you suspect that your septic tank is failing, don’t hesitate to contact us. We promise that you’ll never speak with an answering machine. We offer 24/7 emergency plumbing services and all of our employees are expertly trained.
 

 
Bonus Post! Check out these plumbing resources

Plumbing has come a long way over the past 3,000 years, and one of the greatest plumbing innovations was the septic system. Though you might not realize it, septic systems play a major role in the safe disposal of human waste — which is why any septic problem is enough to call an emergency plumber.

These helpful resources will tell you more:

  • If you want to avoid any major problems with your septic system, then it’s important to properly maintain it. You can learn more about maintaining your septic system in this homeowner’s guide to septic systems from the Environmental Protection Agency.
  • How do you know if there is a problem with your septic system? This article from eHow.com will teach you about the signs & symptoms of a full septic tank.
  • This guide from the University of Kentucky will teach you about the harmful effects of sewage water pollution.
  • One of the best ways to avoid a problem with your septic tank is to avoid putting the wrong items down your drain. This article from the Butler County Water & Sewer Department will tell you what can be placed down the drain.
  • The history of plumbing is a fascinating story. To learn about it, read this article from PMMag.com.

If you are ever in need of emergency plumbing services, don’t hesitate to contact us. We are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week: that’s our promise to you.

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