skip to main content

Emergency Septic Pumping Hendersonville NCThe mountains are calling, and if you are a resident of Hendersonville, NC, then you don’t have far to go. Hendersonville is indeed an outdoor mecca. Adventure is around every corner, from mountain biking to white water rafting and everything in between. 

If you are lucky enough to call Hendersonville home, then you most likely have a septic tank. While much of Hendersonville is on sewer, the rural nature of the area means that, more often than not, homes are on some sort of septic system. While this is often not a problem, sometimes things “pile up,” and your system needs an emergency septic pump.

How To Avoid Septic Tank Emergencies

Septic tanks are very reliable as long as they are well taken care of. Typical maintenance includes:

  • Regular Septic Tank Pumping: Septic tanks will eventually fill up and need to be regularly pumped every three to five years, depending on recommendations by your septic contractor. Pumping your septic tank is important as it removes any accumulated solids and prevents them from clogging the system or entering the drain field.
  • Water Conservation: Water conservation is important for more reasons than just keeping your septic system healthy. However, excessive water usage can overload the system and render it inefficient. Some simple ways to conserve water include fixing leaks, using low-flow features, and spreading out laundry and dishwasher loads over time.
  • Proper Disposal of Waste: It is vital to only flush things that are safe for your septic system. Avoid disposing of non-biodegradable items, grease, oils, coffee grounds, feminine hygiene products, paper towels, and other substances that can clog pipes or hurt the bacterial balance in the tank.
  • Maintain Drain Field: The drain field is responsible for filtering and treating wastewater. Avoid parking vehicles or heavy equipment on the drain field, as this can compact the soil and impair its ability to absorb water. Additionally, divert excess water from surface runoff away from the drain field to prevent oversaturation.
  • Regular Inspections: Arrange for regular inspections by a licensed professional to assess the condition of your septic system. They can identify potential issues early on, such as leaks, damaged components, or signs of septic system failure. Timely detection and repair can prevent more extensive damage and costly repairs. Sewer scope camera inspections can be great for this.
  • Keep Records: Maintain accurate records of septic system inspections, pumping schedules, repairs, and any modifications made. This documentation helps track the maintenance history and provides valuable information for future maintenance and troubleshooting.
  • Landscaping Considerations: Be mindful of landscaping around the septic system. Avoid planting deep-rooted trees or shrubs near the septic tank or drain field, as their roots can infiltrate the system and cause damage. Instead, choose plants with shallow roots that won't interfere with the septic system's components.

What To Do in Case of Septic Emergency

While these maintenance items may help you avoid disruptions in your septic system, sometimes emergencies cannot be avoided. That is why it is important to have a good idea of what to do when things go wrong. 

When things first go wrong, it is important to stop water usage right away. Adding more water to the situation can turn a small problem into an environmental catastrophe. Once you have confirmed that you are having a septic emergency, now is the time to reach out to your septic system contractor and request an emergency septic tank pump. 

Viking Septic Services - Emergency Septic Pumping

If you require emergency septic tank pumping, Viking Septic Services has got your back. Septic emergencies can be nerve-racking, especially when the smell begins making its way inside your home. Not only is this unpleasant, but it can also be dangerous. 

Viking Septic Services has years of experience serving homeowners throughout the Asheville and surrounding areas, including Hendersonville, NC. Not only can we help with emergency septic pumping, but also:

  • Hydro Jet Sewer Line Cleaning
  • Septic System Inspections
  • Repairs
  • Installation
  • Sewer Scope Camera Inspection
  • And more

Don’t get stuck in a bind. Contact us today for emergency septic pumping. We are here for you.