Schroeder Septic provides the highest quality service work for all septic systems. Some septic systems have mechanical parts inside of the septic. From time to time the mechanical parts will fail and need service. Septic Systems which have mechanical parts have an alarm system to alert the homeowner of a problem with the septic system.
What Happens If Your Alarm Goes Off?
Your alarm notifies you that there is something wrong with your septic system. If the alarm is on horn, turn it to silence, but do not forget to turn the alarm back to horn after the problem has been solved. Any number of things could have happened to trigger your alarm. DO NOT CALL A PUMPER! If your pump is not working, you should have an extra 300 gallons of capacity in your tank. You may use water, but only as needed. Do not run your dishwasher or washing machine. We will notify you if the tank needs to be pumped. We also prefer water in the tank to test the pump. There are a couple of things you can do to diagnose the problem. First check your fuse box and make sure your fuse is on. If the fuse is on, call to set a service call. If the fuse is off than turn the fuse on. If everything is working correctly, your alarm will turn off. If the fuse trips again, call for a service call.
- The pump needs to be replaced.
- The double float controls need to be replaced.
- The electrical connections are corroded and need to be replaced.
- An object is caught in the impeller of the pump.
- If you have a filter alarm, than filter needs to be cleaned.
- There is a broken or frozen pipe between the tank and the soil absorption field.
- The laterals in the soil absorption field are plugged.
- The soil absorption field is frozen.