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Proper Maintenance of your Septic System

Friday, March 6, 2015 - 8:21am

You septic tank system can be one of the most important features of your home. It will keep the surrounding environment clean, provide a way for waste to properly be disposed of, and it will do all this for an extended period of time if properly maintained by both you and professionals. Periodic maintenance is one of the most important things for your septic tank and can help to lengthen the lifespan of your system.

Inspection of your Septic Tank – The inspection of your tank should take place periodically and be done by professionals like Mr. Rooter of Greater Syracuse in order to know that your system is working properly. Items such as proper flow, cover stability, back-up, and more will be assessed by Mr. Rooter with the proper plan of action already in place in order to fix the issue. While this is important to do for the long term viability of your tank, it is also vitally important as a safety issue as well. Cracks, fissures, improperly installed parts, and more are not just a monetary concern to you – They can threaten your family members, pets, and neighbors. An inspection of your septic tank by professionals like Mr. Rooter is thus one of the most important things you can do during the life of your septic tank.

Pumping/Cleaning – Mr. Rooter – and the state of New York – advises owners to have their septic systems pumped/cleaned every 3-5 years. With Mr. Rooter, you can supervise the pumping of your tank while the professionals do all the hard work for you. For the pumping aspect, it is all about the sludge accumulated over the years that you need to extricate from your system. A good figure is if the sludge makes up more than 35 percent of your tank, it’s time to empty it out. The waste that was pumped out also needs to find a way to be disposed of… It’s here that Mr. Rooter, a licensed contractor, will be a necessity, as they can legally dispose of the waste in order to not violate any local, state, or federal codes.

The proper maintenance of your septic system is a process that needs to be done by Mr. Rooter. So, to keep your system operating for many years to come, give Mr. Rooter a call. We guarantee you’ll be happy you did!

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