Why do septic systems fail?

There could be several factors affecting whether a septic system will fail including age, soil conditions, water usage and the level of maintenance. Many system drain fields fail because of tree roots that grow into the trenches seeking water and nutrients. Many other systems fail because of leaking plumbing that overloads the septic system drain field.

All septic systems will eventually reach their capacity to treat and absorb wastewater. For this reason, it is important to know where your repair area is and to make sure that nothing happens to it.

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1. What is grey water?
2. Can I use grey water to water plants at my home?
3. How often do I need to pump out my septic tank?
4. When should I have my septic system inspected?
5. How long should a septic system last?
6. What do I need to do to maintain my septic system?
7. What permits are needed in order to build a house?
8. What if I have an existing house that I want to replace or add on to?
9. How long is my permit good for?
10. What is a conventional septic system?
11. What is a perc Test?
12. What size does a septic system need to be?
13. Why do septic systems fail?
14. What is a repair area?
15. What kind of trees can I plant near the septic system?
16. How can I find out where my septic system is?