If you haven’t had the experience of a wild animal falling into your septic tank, be thankful. For those who find themselves in this situation, figuring out what to do next can be difficult. After all, animals don’t belong there, and their presence can create many problems. If you do end up with an animal in your septic tank, there are options. Read on below to learn what you can do.
Call the Animal Response Hotline
Maui, and the state of Hawaii in a larger sense, doesn’t have the same resources the continental United States has due to its island nature. Since neither Maui County nor the state of Hawaii have an established animal control system. On Maui island, residents have access to a 24-Hour Animal Response Hotline instead. This hotline can be reached at (808) 877-3680, using extension 211.
The Animal Response Hotline is intended to help keep animals like pets and wildlife safe. Animals falling into septic tanks would certainly fall under this category, as escape from a subterranean sewage tank is almost impossible without outside help, even for birds and climbing animals.
What Kind of Animals Might you Find in a Septic Tank?
Any animal common to the local environment can get trapped in a septic tank, provided they can fit inside. Small and medium animals like mongooses, rats, larger birds and the like can find their way through holes or open septic tank lids and end up in the smelliest of situations.
How to Repair a Septic Tank Damaged by a Wild Animal
If your septic system has been disturbed by wildlife, you should call Maui Pumping for repairs or a full tank replacement. Maui Pumping specializes in septic systems and services the entire island of Maui. Schedule an appointment any time through the online scheduling system or by calling (808) 871-7867.