Neglecting to regularly inspect and clean the septic tank.

  • Lack of understanding on the proper use of the system
  • Poor soil conditions and/or faulty design or installation
  • Over use – volume of water discharged exceeds system capabilities. I.e. more people in the house, or leaky faucet
  • Unusually high water table, flooding the tank and/or the bed
  • Tree roots clogging pipes
  • Traffic over the disposal field breaking pipes
  • Obstruction in the pipe between the house and the septic tank