Four Main Reasons Why Septic Systems Fail

guy-fixing-toiletThere are four main reasons why septic systems fail. Some are inexpensive repairs that can be made by the homeowner in an hour or so, but others require more intensive diagnosing and are far more costly to repair. They are highlighted below.

1. Leaking Plumbing in the house

The first and most frequent reasons septic systems fail is because of leaking plumbing in the home! Go through your home and see if you can find any leaking faucets or toilets. Leaking Toilets are the most frequent cause of septic overloading. If you have a leaking toilet, Immediately have it repaired, because by leaving it running, you overload your system.


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Potential Consequences of Septic System Failure

Pender man losing brand new home following septic failure – | WBTV Charlotte

One the biggest questions regarding a septic system failure is, “What are the consequences if my septic system were to fail?” Actually, some homeowners have experienced very costly problems as a direct result of a failed septic.

It’s really a best practice to have your septic inspected by a qualified professional to ensure that you never have to experience the pain associated with septic failure.

Although the following story is in the United States, it is a good reminder of what could possibly take place if you neglect proper maintenance and inspection of your septic system.


“A Pender County man is going to lose his home and be forced into bankruptcy because of a failed septic tank. Tyler Shuler moved into his brand new house in April 2013 – and says the septic system failed within six months.”

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