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Can heavy rain cause a septic tank back up?
Thursday, November 4, 2021
Yes, heavy rain can saturate the ground in the drainfield area, blocking absorption into the soil of the water flowing out of the septic tank, and causing it to back up towards the house. This is more likely to happen at an older drainfield that is already partially clogged and beginning to fail.
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And here’s some of our other articles about septic systems:
• What is the average life expectancy of a septic tank system?
• Should I buy a house with a septic tank?
• What are the building code requirements for gray water reuse in Florida?
• What can I add to my septic tank to help it work better?
• Why do septic tank contractors want you to get rid of your kitchen disposal?
• How can I tell if a house is connected to a septic tank system or sewer?
• How can I locate my septic tank?
• Does a septic tank have to be re-certified if a house has been vacant for a while?
• How often should I pump out the septic tank?
• Should I call a plumber or septic tank contractor when my septic tank backs up into the house?
• Do I have to get a larger septic tank when I build a home addition?
• Where is the septic tank? Are you going to inspect it?
• Can a house have more than one septic tank?
• What is the difference between gray water and black water in the plumbing code?
• Is it alright to disconnect the washing machine drain from the septic tank and divert it to the ground in the yard?
• Does a home inspector check the septic tank system?
• How far away does a well need to be from a septic system in Florida?
• How do you abandon a septic tank?
• How close can you build a home addition to a septic tank system in Florida?
• Can you build a deck or patio over a septic tank in Florida?
Why do septic tank contractors want you to get rid of your kitchen disposal?• What is a septic loading dye test?
• What are the signs of a full septic tank?
Visit our SEPTIC TANK SYSTEMS page for more related blog posts on this subject, or go to the INDEX for a complete listing of all our articles.
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