Your Septic Alarm is Going Off! What to Do

Many septic systems have an alarm on them. If your septic tank alarm goes off, do you know what to do to identify if there is a septic system problem? As a homeowner, you may have noticed some of the warning signs that your septic system was failing, but if your septic alarm is going off it is important to contact a septic system repair and replacement company. Septic Medic can come to your home and diagnose the problem with your septic system. We will get your alarm turned off, let you know if the septic tank needs any repairs, and work quickly to get your septic system back in working order. Contact our professional septic technicians.

Why Is Your Septic Alarm Going Off?

Your septic system alarm will go off when the water level in your septic tank is too high or too low. When the wastewater layers of your septic tank are not balanced properly your system will not operate efficiently.

What Causes a Septic Alarm to Go Off?

  1. There are a number of reasons why you may experience a high-water event or lose water  and cause your septic alarm to go off.
    1. Faulty Septic System Components – When your septic tank is not able to remove excess water or process your disposed waste the water level will rise. Leaks in your septic tank can cause ground water to enter the tank and clogged pipes can disrupt the levels of water in your septic tank. It is recommended to have your septic system inspected by a professional to assess if you need to  repair or replace a variety of septic system components.
    2. Heavy Rain – Your septic tank can overflow during heavy rain if groundwater enters your septic system
    3. Overuse of the Septic System – Your septic alarm may go off if you are using more water than you normally do.

Located in Dingmans Ferry, Septic Medic proudly serves Pike County, PA, Delaware Township, and surrounding areas.


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