Septic tank maintenance

Rainwater can cause overflowing in sand mounds

This is a short article explaining how rainwater can cause overflowing in sand mounds. Your new car was delivered a few months ago. The hype of the promotion, the new house, and the relocation was just too overwhelming for you and you didn’t even have a family yet. You were very thankful for the blessings that came for the past year. It was very hard for you to have left your hometown two years ago but you knew you had to do it for your personal and career growth. And there you were. You were slowly putting things together. In a big way, you were very courageous to have taken the risk of leaving your comfort zone. It only showed how strong of character you were and how determined you were in building a life for yourself.

The house that you bought was pretty contemporary. It was built five years before you moved in. Technically, you didn’t really have an idea about the history if its construction. You haven’t finished your garage and the driveway yet so you parked your car in the yard. You told yourself that you could just have the yard fixed up when everything was done and when you could move the car already. The weather was unpredictable in the area where you moved. Sometimes it drizzled, sometimes it was sunny, and sometimes it was just cloudy. You didn’t mind the abrupt changes in weather as long as your house was sturdy and safe.

The following morning, your boss called you up and told you that the office would not be open for two days because of the heavy rains. It was always that way every time there was a storm that came. A hurricane threat was always considered because of the weather’s unpredictability. When you looked out the window, the rain was indeed very strong. It was a good move when you thought of covering up your new car in the yard. There was no telling when something hard or pointed could get blown it and scratch the paint. But still, you worried at the strength of the rainfall. When you went to use the bathroom, the toilet, sinks, and drains backed up with sewage. The odor was very foul. You wanted to call the septic expert but it was still raining hard. You had no choice but to wait until the storm stopped. In the afternoon, the rain paused. You immediately called up the septic expert. You told him that it was an emergency so in just minutes, he arrived. He said that there had to be immediate modifications before the rain started again to prevent sand mound overflow again: 

  1. The gutter’s direction should be moved away from the sand mound area to prevent additional water from getting into the sand mound. Rainwater can cause overflowing in sand mounds.
  2. The car that you parked should be moved because this could have caused damage to the sand mound already.
  3. You should keep the pump out and treatment schedules that your septic expert recommended.
  4. Proper usage of toilets, drains, and sinks should be done by not pouring grease, non-biodegradable materials, and antibacterial solutions into them.
  5. You should also install a dry well beside your sand mound to make sure that the water load will not increase that much because of the dishwashers and washing machines.

Amazingly, in just hours, the septic expert was able to help you get things in the right track before the rains came again. When the septic expert left, heavy rainfall poured again. You watched the yard, toilets, drains, and sinks if they would be flooding or backing up again. As expected, the backing up didn’t happen. The dry well was yet to be constructed after the storm. With the minimal modifications that you made earlier, everything changed. You were comfortable in using your bathroom again. There is nothing better than being dry and warm in your own home during heavy rains or cold days. You then wished that work would be off for an entire week. Always remember that rainwater can cause overflowing in sand mounds.

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