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Keep Your Septic System Happy and Healthy
If you have an onsite wastewater treatment system on your property, it’s most likely a septic system. In order to maintain a healthy, long-lasting septic system, it’s important to have it properly maintained every three years or so. Proper septic tank maintenance can save you thousands of dollars compared to having it entirely replaced!
How a Septic System Works
There are two main parts to your septic system: a septic tank and a drainfield. In simple terms, this is how your septic system works:
- Wastewater from your home exits through a main pipe and into the septic tank.
- A septic tank holds waste for long enough to allow solids, oils, and grease to separate (solids sink while oil and grease floats to the top).
- The remaining liquid is discharged into the drainfield, where it is eventually released for final treatment in the soil.
The septic system effectively removes harmful bacteria and pollutants, however, if it fails, contaminated water can surround your home and harm the local ecosystem.
Septic Tank Repair and Replacement
Although proper maintenance is key for avoiding root intrusions, backups, and other problems, we understand that emergencies do happen.
The average lifespan of a septic system is around 20-30 years, but these numbers can be significantly higher or lower.
Signs of a failing septic system include:
- Water is backing up into the home
- Pungent sewer odor
- Water and sewage backup on the property
- Slow-flushing toilets
- Water around floor drains
If you’re one of the 25% of Americans who use a septic tank, call the experts at Mr. Rooter for septic maintenance, repair, or replacement.
Just because you aren’t experiencing any septic problems now doesn’t mean you should ignore regular septic tank maintenance. We recommend having your septic tank pumped and inspected every 2-3 years to check for leaks, detect root intrusion, and learn ways to improve efficiency.
You can help prevent a septic tank problem by being extra careful about what you flush down the toilet. Never flush anything that isn’t human waste or toilet paper! Yes, that includes “flushable” wet wipes. Dispose of all fat, oil, and grease (FOG) in the garbage, not the drain.
Septic Tank Service
If you suspect an issue with your septic system, don’t hesitate to contact Mr. Rooter. Our background checked, drug tested, and highly trained plumbers are equipped to handle all of your septic tank needs.
Scheduling an appointment with Mr. Rooter means getting a certified, on-time plumber when YOU need it. Our trusted technicians value your time and property.