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We’re not talking about 90’s dance styles here…. The Back Up… The Clog… we’re talking about your septic system!

Okay, okay… we may need a dancing lesson or two, but most of our septic customers need a lesson in whether they have a true septic back up, or a main line clog!

If you are a homeowner with a septic system, it’s imperative that you understand the inner workings of where your flushes go. Septic systems are complicated, especially to the untrained eye. When there is a problem, the origin is not always obvious, and it could need a professional diagnosis from septic professionals at Got-A-Go. Doing a little DIY diagnosis before calling a professional will help you determine the best course of action.

If your septic system is giving you trouble, you need to know the last time the tank was pumped out. As the tank gradually fills with solid waste, the grey water is allowed to pass through the tank and out into the underground drain field. Once the tank is full of solid waste, you may experience sewage backups in the toilets or slow drains. If you have had your tank pumped out in the last 1-2 years, it is unlikely that it is already full, and you may have a clog situation.

There might be a clog between the house and the septic tank, or you may have one more insular to the home, between the branch drainage pipes and the main line. These outward bound pipes can have a diameter anywhere from 4-8 inches and can get clogged with items that have no business being flushed. Feminine hygiene products, wet wipes, diapers, paper towels…the list is long of things that belong in the trash and not in your septic system. 

If you are consistently having back-ups, and pumping doesn’t seem to be softening the problem, it’s likely your main line is clogged and could need serviced. An auguring or rodding of the main line might be the solution you need instead of a septic pumping. Keep a solid record of our septic pumping history, and know when the last time your system was serviced. These dates and information will be essential in determining the best solution to your septic problem. 

Got-a-Go is Northern Kentucky’s septic pumping and service company. With the ability to be at almost any property within 24 hours of a service call, www.got-a-go.com is your solution to any septic system issues. We’re here to help you solve any septic issues you may have!