With older septic systems the pipes were made out of cast iron, belle terracotta, Orangeburg and even tar and paper. Over time the pipes are prone to collapse, scaling and intrusion by roots. When this happens we will come out and see what pipes are affected and either repair or replace the pipes. We also can replace distribution boxes if needed.
In addition your system may also have a septic pump. This pump, also called a “lift pump”, sits inside a chamber of the septic tank and pumps graywater up to the leach field. A failed septic pump could be a septic emergency. Although there is a check valve after the pump to prevent this from happening, your tank will eventually fill and backup. If your septic pumps fails we can repair or replace that as well!