Friday, June 17, 2022

After a Power Outage…Protect Your Septic System!

Septic Tank Pumping South Lyon

A power outage may damage your septic system and make it unsafe. Always consult with a septic system service professional and follow these steps according to the NEHA: 

  1. Turn off power to your system at the circuit breaker and unplug all power cords. 
  2. Inspect your system and contact a septic system service professional if any of the following issues are found:
    1. Damaged piping, risers or manway covers 
    2. Exposed electrical wiring to control boxes 
    3. Unlevel ground
    4. Damage to the disposal field 
    5. Odor or visible evidence of sewage 
    6. Exposed septic system components 
    7. Settling or breakage away from pipe 
    8. Exposed electrical wiring to pumps 
  3. If your system has a pump, it may have a high-water alarm that may sound when the power is restored based on your water usage during the power outage. 
  4. Continue to reduce water use for several days. 

Have questions about how to protect your septic system during a power outage? Learn more here.


LaChance Brothers Excavating has the experience you’re looking for in septic tank pumping for your South Lyon home. We’ve been serving South Lyon and the surrounding communities since 1956. We’re family run, and we’ll treat you like family.


Learn more about how to care for your septic tank on our website!

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