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At American Waste Septic, we are highly experienced at dealing with all manner of septic tank problems. We know that no household emergency is as unpleasant as a septic issue, and we want to help you avoid them. To help you make sure that your septic tank continues to function as intended, we have put together the following list of common septic tank problems and what to do about them.

we are highly experienced at dealing with all manner of septic tank problems

  • Clogs–When you experience an issue with your septic tank, one of the first questions to ask is when you last had your system pumped. If sludge has accumulated to too-high levels in your tank, these clogs can cause issues with the rest of your system.
  • Tree roots–Tree roots are remarkably tenacious and can get into pretty much anything if left unchecked. It’s a good idea to clear away any trees from the area around your tank, but if the damage has already been done you can call us to take care of it.
  • Tank leaks—Is there a particularly green patch somewhere in your yard? If so, your septic tank could be leaking effluent or sludge into your yard, allowing your grass to feed off these substances. Call us to come and check for leaks in your tank, so you can be sure the waste from your home is being held in the tank properly.