Your options depend on a number of factors. First of all, you should always have the septic system pumped out regularly. If you still have problems after having the system pumped out, have your septic professional check for trouble with the tank, the secondary treatment system, (i.e.: leach field, leach bed, sand filter, etc.) and the lines running to and from the system. A good service provider will often be able to determine problems while on site to pump your tank. Some problems, however, may not be visible or easy to determine due to the subterranean nature of septic systems. Problems can range from a clogged line, to a broken down tile or you might have an overstressed system due to inadequate size or improper design for your needs. Deterioration of some tanks can also occur. There are any number of problems that can cause system distress and it is best to contact a professional to determine your next course of action. Don’t wait until you have an emergency situation to get help. Call your service provider at the first sign of system distress. Please don’t wait until 3:00 P.M. on Friday to call.