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Arlington Plumbing Company – Dealing with Sewage Leaks

Arlington Plumbing Company – Dealing with Sewage Leaks

A sewage leak is not something any homeowner likes to come home to and then have to seek out a professional plumber for assistance.  There are many dangers associated with sewage leaks and below we will discuss these dangers as well as other tips for prevention and maintenance with sewage leaks.  Most of what is discussed is for homeowners with their own septic tanks but those connected to the city sewer can benefit from this also.

If you are looking for professional assistance now due to a sewage leak in your home or business, then you can count on the professionals at Benjamin Franklin Plumbing in Arlington, Texas to take care of your sewage problems now. We are a well-known and respected brand that serves the greater DFW area and beyond and have been doing so for many years with both commercial and residential clients alike. You can count on Ben Franklin Plumbing’s professional plumbers to get the job done correctly, professionally and promptly no matter what plumbing emergency you may have. Give us a call today to learn how we can help you and schedule an appointment at your earliest convenience to have your plumbing problem taken care of right away.

The Risks of a Sewer Leak

One of the main risks with a sewer leak is the risk of a possible explosion due to the fact that sewer gas contains methane gas (CH4). Sewer gas can even cause fatal asphyxiation.   It also contains hydrogen sulfide gas (H2S). Additionally, there are possible health hazards associated with sewer gas exposure, such as bacterial infection of the sinuses. Depending on the location of the sewage leak and other factors such as humidity and weather conditions, mold spores may also be present in sewer gases.  You should never work on a sewage leak yourself, contact the professionals and have a professional Arlington plumbing company such as Benjamin Franklin Plumbing handle it for you.

If the sewer gas is strongest on the outside of the home and you have ruled out any other possible signs of the stench coming elsewhere then the septic system may be faulty.  Sewer odors may be noticed from a failing drain field even if you do not notice any wet or soggy areas around the septic tank.  If you suspect this then request for a septic system inspection as well as having the tank pumped after the inspection afterwards.

What could cause a septic system to fail?

Sudden and unusually large usage such as a large amount of water entering the septic system may temporarily dilute the bacteria in the tank.  However, usually a problem such as this does not persist.  Normally the bacteria will recover in as little as a day or two.  However, if the septic system drain, tank or field is partly blocked this can produce this condition more often and at an ever increasing rate as the system continues to deteriorate.  If you are having sewer problems and need assistance from a professional company, give Ben Franklin Plumbing a call today.

If the home has been vacant for years then it would be a good idea to have a septic contractor locate the tank, open, pump and report the condition both for confidence and more importantly for safety.  You should also have the septic tank pumped every few years to prevent the possibility of waste buildup in the home. For residential homes, having a septic tank pumped every 3 – 5 years is ideal. Businesses may need increased amounts depending on the amount of traffic that the business receives.

There are other problems that can happen with septic systems such as acidic septic tanks, broken sewer lines, tree root penetration and the like. If you detect a repugnant stench coming from inside or around the home and you have ruled out any other possible areas and suspect a possible sewer line leak then it is best to contact a professional licensed companysuch as Benjamin Franklin Plumbing to come to your home and assess the situation.

If you have any questions, concerns or need further assistance give us a call. Benjamin Franklin Plumbing of Arlington, Texas is available twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week.  If you suspect you may have a possible sewage leak or require maintenance do not hesitate to get in touch with us. Do not delay, call us today.

About Benjamin Franklin Plumbing in Arlington, Texas

Benjamin Franklin Plumbing in Arlington, TX is a professional Arlington plumbing company servicing Fort Worth and surrounding areas. Our experienced, courteous and friendly plumbers provide on time plumbing related services to not only Arlington but surrounding areas also. If you are in need of a professional Arlington plumbing company that you can count on for plumbing repairs, maintenance and / or installation then you can count on us at Benjamin Franklin Plumbing in Arlington, Texas.

Ben Franklin Plumbing is a leader in the field for plumbing related repairs. We are also one of the most trusted plumbing service brands in the industry with high standards of service that you can rely on. When you contact us you can rest assured knowing that you are receiving the best Arlington plumbing company. Our commitment to service and excellence is reflected in our stone solid A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau. If you have a plumbing related problem in your home or business and you need help, do not hesitate to contact us today. Our professional, courteous and friendly plumbers  be more than happy to assist you and answer any of your questions and schedule an appointment with you to assess the plumbing related problem and resolve it at your earliest convenience. Give Benjamin Franklin Plumbing in Arlington, Texas a call today if you are looking for a professional Arlington plumbing company. If there’s any delay, it’s you we pay®