Dealing With A Septic Back Up In Your Restaurant

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If you own a restaurant, and one of your patrons alerts you of water backing out of one of the drainage holes in the floor of one of your establishment's basement restrooms, taking immediate steps in eradicating this from continuing will be of the utmost concern. Since sewage water is hazardous to those who come into contact with it, your restrooms will need to be shut down until the problem is fixed. This could lead to potential loss of sales. Here are some steps you can take to find out the cause of the backup so you can have it remedied as soon as possible.

Check The Condition Of Commodes And Urinals

If someone had flushed something down a toilet or urinal that had caused the plumbing of the septic system to become blocked, waste water will eventually make its way back into the building as it will not be able to flow to your collection area. Make sure all toilets and urinals flush without difficulty. If you notice one that is filled with waste or toilet tissue, try plunging it to see if the contents will go through the system instead of staying within the basin area. A call to a plumber will be necessary to do an assessment of a clog if you are unable to eliminate it with a plunger or plumber's snake on your own.

Find Out If The Sewage Pump Is Doing Its Job

If the sewage pump that pushes matter through the piping system to the collection area is not working as it should, excess waste will push its way into the bathrooms or sinks of your restaurant. This can be a health hazard, causing you the need to shut down operations until you can get a repair service, such as Forrest Sewer Pump Service, to your establishment. Take a look inside your septic tank holding area to check that the pump is still electrically charged. If it does not make sound after a toilet is flushed, a new pump may be in order. It is also important to check that the pump's circuit breaker did not turn off as this would be an easy fix.

Call For A Pump Out And Complete Evaluation

If the waste water coming into your restaurant is the result of a back flow, it will be necessary to call a septic repair service to do a pumping of your septic tank to alleviate the problem right away. This will eliminate waste from continuing to come inside your building each time the water is used. A septic service will do an visual inspection of your tank, pump, and collection area to determine whether a blockage is present. They may use cameras to inspect the insides of pipes if necessary. If a blockage is found, they will use tools to push it through the piping system or may use an enzymatic agent to eat through natural waste so water will flow through the pipes without incident.

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