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Tips for Fixing a Septic Drain Pipe

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If you have a home whose waste water removal system involves a septic system, then there is a good chance that you are going to be on the lookout for any potential problems with your septic drain lines. Some common signs that a drain pipe has been crushed, invaded by a root, or had some other problem occur is if you find solids from the septic tank out in the middle of the drain field or if your toilet is not flushing. Here are some tips for rectifying this problem.

1. Check for a Clog Before Taking Further Action

Your first step is to check for a clog. A simple clog is easier to fix than repairing the drain pipe and could cause your toilet to not flush well. In order to make sure that you are able to check the pipe drains thoroughly, rent a snake from your local hardware store and thread it through each of your pipe drains. This will allow you to dislodge and remove anything that might be blocking it. If you find something, try flushing your toilets to see if that has fixed the issue. If it hasn't, move onto the next step.

2. Chop Up More Permanent Blockage

It is easier to remove small items that may have gotten lodged in your drain pipes. It is far more difficult to actually get rid of more permanent forms of blockage, such as tree roots and other similar items. You can get rid of these by renting a roto rooter and sending it through your pipes. This will chop up the obstacle into bits that are small enough to move through your pipes easily, allowing you to clear the obstruction. Once you are done with this, flush your septic system to make sure that all of the pieces are washed out. Check your toilets to see if they can flush easily now.

3. Call a Professional

If there is still no improvement in your toilet's flushing, then you might need to enlist the aid of a professional. A professional like Roto-Rooter Sewer And Drain Cleaning Service will be able to quickly locate the pipe that has gone bad, dig it up, and replace it with a new length of pipe with relative ease. However, these services are more expensive than doing it yourself, so you can be sure that you are not wasting money by following the first two steps.