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Septic tank backed up due to a clogged filter

Septic tank backed up due to a clogged filter

Here is a friendly tip if you’re backed up in an emergency. ¬†This home has a 2 compartment septic tank and an outlet filter that screens the effluent going to the drainfield. ¬†This filter should be cleaned annually. ¬†There is diaper wipes in this tank, so we pumped it out the same day. In the video I pulled the filter out and put it back in right away, didn’t want to send too much unscreened effluent to the drainfield. ¬†I…

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Sewage backing up out of the drainfield

Sewage backing up out of the drainfield

Here is a couple of pictures of sewage backing up out of the drainfield. ¬†It is full of bacteria and pathogens. That is what is making that black tar color. ¬†This has been going on for some time. ¬†It kinda dries up in the summer but it’s still smelly and gross. ¬†And is contaminating surface to ground water. ¬† This drainfield needs dug up and find out what’s going on. ¬†Chances are this drainfield has reached the end of it’s…

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