Friday, July 1, 2022

What to Do with Your Septic System After a Flood?

septic tank pumping South Lyon MI

Is your drain field flooded?

Is your system clogged and struggling to accept more water?

You should contact a professional septic system and drain field specialist today! According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), once floodwaters have receded, there are several things homeowners should remember:

  • Don’t drink well water until it’s tested. Contact your local health department.
  • Don’t use the sewage system until water in the soil absorption field is lower than the water level around the house.
  • Have your septic tank professionally inspected and serviced if you suspect damage. 
  • If sewage has backed up into your basement, clean the area and disinfect the floor. 


Learn more about how to care for your septic system after a flood here.


Have questions about how to keep your septic system running at peak performance? 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.

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