If you have a septic emergency, it’s important not to panic and to know who to call for emergency septic service in Long Beach. A septic system that has failed is a hazard and has the potential to release harmful pathogens. At Street Works Engineering Sewer and Septic, we provide 24 hour septic tank services for the city of Long Beach and other cities in L.A. County.

When you recognize the signs that your septic system needs immediate servicing, call us at (866) 377-4002.

What Are the Signs of an Emergency?

Many small issues turn into serious problems because property owners don’t always notice the signs that a problem is brewing. The following are examples of issues that should always be treated as an emergency and taken care of right away to prevent property damage, productivity interruptions, and potential health hazards:

  • Foul odors coming from where the septic tank is buried
  • Any amount of raw sewage present in or around the property
  • Drainage problems that get increasingly worse
  • Multiple drains clogged at once

If you notice any of these issues, call emergency septic repair service right away!

How to Avoid Serious Septic Problems

A well-maintained septic system doesn’t just break down and cause raw sewage to flood your home or business. We can’t stress how important system maintenance is to the overall operation of your septic system.

One of the easiest ways to avoid serious breakdowns is to schedule regular septic tank cleaning and pumping services. Your property’s septic system handles a large amount of waste every day. When you don’t have the tank cleaned every 3-5 years, the tank reaches its capacity and there’s nowhere else for the wastewater to go but out.

When the septic tank leaks, the potential for leach field damage increases. Replacing a leach field is costly and your septic system won’t work well with a compromised drain field. A dirty tank also causes the sewage pipes to back up and wastewater pushes back into your property’s floor drains, toilets, and sinks. No matter how you look at it, a dirty tank is a huge mess!

The good news is that it never has to get to this point. When you stick with a regular maintenance schedule, you sidestep many of these problems.

What to Do If Raw Sewage Is on Your Property

If your system fails and raw sewage is flooding your property, clear the area. You don’t want anyone near wastewater. Once the area’s clear, call an emergency septic company to get a team out to your location to figure out what’s happening.

While the septic team works on the system, start planning for water damage restoration. Septic specialists clean up the area where small leaks happen, but if you have a major flooding situation on your hands, you need to call in professionals to dry out and restore the affected area. Any time wastewater gets into drywall, flooring, furniture, and other porous services, you need to have these materials replaced.

Don’t mess around with a broken septic system. Call Street Works Engineering at (866) 377-4002 for emergency septic service in Long Beach, CA!