The Effects of Winter Weather on Unoccupied Homes

Septic Tank Pumping South Lyon MI

Do you own a vacation home or rental property?

Do you own a home that’s unoccupied for an extended period of time? 

A rental home or vacation home may not receive the same level of regular maintenance and upkeep as primary residences, putting it at risk of damage from low temperatures, heavy snow and strong winds. 

Frozen septic pipes are common in unoccupied homes when temperatures drop below freezing. Frozen pipes can cause blockages, leading to backups and damage to the septic system. In addition, the pressure from ice buildup can cause cracks and leaks in the septic tank, which can be costly to repair.

To prevent damage, you should take several steps including:

1.    Having your septic system inspected and maintained regularly to ensure it’s in good condition. 

2.    Avoid flushing items that can clog your septic system, such as diapers, wipes, and feminine hygiene products. These items can cause blockages and backups, which can exacerbate the effects of freezing temperatures on the system.

Emergency septic service in Northville, MI and surrounding areas

If you suspect trouble with your septic system, don’t wait to call us! Waiting too long could be disastrous for your septic system and your home. Sewage emergencies are messy, unhealthy for your family, and pricey. It’s not worth the risk of waiting.

Serving Livingston, Oakland, Washtenaw, Wayne Counties, and all of southeast Michigan.

Maintain Your Septic System with Professional Septic Tank Pumping in South Lyon

All septic systems require maintenance and work over their lifetime. Properly maintaining your system will keep it working properly and extend its lifetime. Your best bet for a clean septic system is routine maintenance every 2-3 years. Mark it on your calendar and never miss scheduled maintenance! Contact us or call 248-962-3670 to schedule your septic tank pumping in South Lyon.

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and all of southeast Michigan.