Septic tank alarms are triggered sometimes when there is excessive water usage in your household.
If you have a septic system at your home in Dade City, Florida, you may know that there is also a control panel that includes septic tank alarms. The question is, if a septic tank alarm goes off, do you know what to do?
The first part of the answer to this question is that the alarm may not be a signal of a big disaster. It could simply be signaling that the water levels in the septic tank are too high. This happens sometimes when there is excessive water usage in your household, and your septic pump hasn’t had time to reduce the water accumulating yet.
A simple fix for this issue is to push the red button or switch on the alarm box to turn the alarm off. As long as there is no standing water around the tank and the green light is on, the problem should resolve itself in the next 24 hours as the pump cycles through a few times to move the water out of the tank. You will want to reduce your water usage during this time.
Another reason for septic tank alarms could be something more serious. For example, if you have a malfunction of one of the parts of your septic tank, such as the lift station pump not working properly, you’ll need to call in a septic technician to diagnose and repair the problem. A technician will be able to assess the alarm, diagnose the issue, and provide the necessary repairs.
At Tampa Septic, we have more than 30 years of experience providing septic services in the Dade City area, and we are happy to walk you through the details of septic tank alarms and any other septic system features. Contact us today for all your residential septic system needs!
At Tampa Septic, we offer septic tank alarms in Tampa, Odessa, Lutz, Land O’ Lakes, Brandon, Spring Hill, Zephyrhills, Plant City, Dade City, Brooksville, Lake Wales, Thonotosassa, Wesley Chapel, and Ridge Manor, Florida.